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A Kano man who received a six-month prison sentence for stealing fans will receive 30 cane strokes.



Murtala Halliru, age 20, was found guilty of stealing 13 ceiling fans by a Kano Shari’a Court on Tuesday, February 28, and was sentenced to six months in a detention facility.



According to reports, the defendant broke the law on February 23 at Kano State Polytechnic. According to reports, the defendant was detained by the polytechnic’s chief security officer, Sani Suleiman, while riding a bicycle with two ceiling fans on it, each worth N8,000.



Aliyu Abideen, the prosecution’s attorney, claimed

“After the investigation, the defendant admitted to having stolen 11 ceiling fans from the said polytechnic worth N44,000.”



Halliru, who resides in Kano’s Gwammaja Quarters, was found guilty of one count of theft after entering a guilty plea. Judge Nura Yusuf-Ahmad would also sentence him to 30 strokes of the cane in addition to a six-month prison term without the possibility of a fine.


In addition, the offender must pay N44,000 as compensation for the ceiling fans.


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