Wednesday, March 16

Why 6 Elderly Fathers Were Mercilessly Flogged 120 Strokes of Cane Will Surprise You

Why 6 Elderly Fathers Were Mercilessly Flogged 120 Strokes of Cane Will Surprise You

Six elderly persons were each flogged 20 strokes of the cane like helpless school children after they made a mockery of themselves by drinking to stupor and constituting nuisance.

Six elderly fathers have been left embarrassed and humiliated after they were given 120 strokes of cane for a surprising offence.


Nomau Akwai, Yusuf Bature, Salisu Abdullahi, Sani Rabi’u, Sa’idu Abdullahi and Musa Yusuf, all residents of Malumfashi Local Government Area, Katsina State were arrested by the police.

According to the police, the men were found wondering and intoxicated with alcohol at Gidan Mariya and Gidan Coach, an act that constituted nuisance to the public.

The prosecuting police officer, Cpl. Joseph George, told the Senior Magistrate, Mannir Shehu that the convicts were arrested by a team of policemen on patrol at Marabar Kankara, a suburb of Malumfashi on March 13.

George said the offence contravened section 183 of the penal code law and urged the court to try them summarily. When the offence was read to the accused, they pleaded guilty to the charge.

In his ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Salisu Shehu sentenced them to 20 strokes of the cane each to serve as deterrent to others.


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