A Bauchi Upper Shari’ah Court on Thursday upheld the judgment of a lower court, ordering that the left arm of Abdullahi Sale, be cut off for stealing.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that a lower Shari’ah Court in the area had convicted Sale of Zungur Kogi village in Bauchi Local Government Area, on charges of conspiracy and theft.
NAN further recalls that Sale had filed an appeal before the Upper Shari’ah Court, urging it to clear him of all the charges he was convicted with.
Delivering judgment on the appeal brought before it, the Judge, Malam Musa Barde, upheld the position of the lower court.
Barde said that based on the proceedings of the lower court, the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
The prosecutor, Corporal Idris Malum, had told the court that the convict broke into the shops of Danladi Ya’u of Zungur Kogi and Yusuf Babba of Bula-Lusa of the same address.
Malum said that the convict carted away properties belonging to Ya’u and Bula-Lusa worth more than N13,000.
He said that the offence contravened Section 151 of the Shari’ah Penal Code.
Sale pleaded for leniency, saying that he was a first time offender.