2 Men Face Amputation For Stealing N10,000

Shaunice Harris

As reported from the http://africanheraldexpress.com two men were caught stealing money and are now about to under go amputation for their wrong doings.

The Sharia Court of Appeal in Sokoto is to decide whether the wrists of two men convicted for stealing N10,000, should be amputated. An Upper Sharia Court in the state had earlier ordered the amputation of the wrists of the men in a judgment delivered on 2010 for the offence.

In his submission at the Appeal Court, the counsel to the accused, Abdulhamid Zubairu, on Tuesday presented 15 grounds on which the appellate court should dismiss the earlier verdict.

However, the prosecution counsel, Ibrahim Shinaka, told the court that the hands of the accused should be amputated as the Upper Sharia Court followed Islamic law and principles in delivering its judgment.

In his ruling, the presiding judge, Qadi Tambari, adjourned the case until February 17 for further hearing.

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