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Sharia court jails two for stealing wheelbarrow, fan in Bauchi mosque

A Shariah Court II sitting in Bauchi has sentenced two convicts to 23 months in prison for wheelbarrow theft and for stealing a fan in a mosque.

The presiding judge, Barrister Mukhtar Bellos, separately found the convicts guilty of the offences they were charged with.

In the first judgement, a 25-year-old man was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for stealing fan from a mosque in Dass Park within the metropolis.

The convict, Salisu Aliyu, pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.

Bellos sentenced Aliyu to 15 months imprisonment with an option of a fine of N30,000 and 30 lashes of cane before the court.

In the second judgement, Bellos sentenced one Abduljalal Sadiq to seven months imprisonment for stealing a wheelbarrow.

The judge said the convict has an option of paying N7,000 and 12 lashes before the court.

Sadiq admitted to have stolen the wheelbarrow and sold it out to metal collectors.

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