19-Year-Old Girl Gets 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking in Public

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A Shari’a Court l sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Thursday sentenced a 19-year-old girl, Zainab Abdullahi, to 80 strokes of the cane for smoking marijuana in public.

The judgment was handed down by the court led by Malam Muhammad Shehu-Adamu after the teenager pleaded guilty to the offence.

Shehu-Adamu held that the 80 strokes of cane was punishment stipulated for people who engaged in taking intoxicants (Hadd) and cannot be reversed.

Prosecutor, Ibrahim Shuaibu, told the court that the young lady was arrested while smoking marijuana on the road.

He urged the Muslim Council of Nigeria to continue with their good work and try to reform the convict in the possible way they can.

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