Court orders flogging of electrician for stealing horse

  • Umar convicted after pleaded guilty;
  • Court orders 10 strokes of cane as discipline;
  • Ahmed Umar went to Jabi Lake and stole a horse;

An Abuja Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, on Friday ordered that a 22-year-old electrician, Ahmed Umar, be given 10 strokes of the cane for stealing a horse.

Mr. Ahmed of Kado Biko village, Abuja, was convicted by the judge, Abubakar Sadiq, as he admitted committing the offence.

The prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that one Friday Job of Jabi Lake, Abuja, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station on April 6.

Ms. Auhioboh said that on the same date at about 4 a.m. the defendant went to Jabi Lake and stole a horse. She said that Mr. Umar was apprehend and handed over to the police for further investigation.

The prosecutor said that during police investigation, the convict pleaded guilty the offence.
She said that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.

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