Kano resident to sweep mosque for 30 days over Qur’an theft
Kano resident identified as Halifa Abdullahi has been ordered by a Sharia court in Fagge to sweep a mosque after he was found guilty of stealing the Holy Quran.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Abdullahi who is a resident of Yola quarters in Kano metropolis had broken into a mosque at Tudun Maliki area of the state, on Sunday, and carted away eight copies of the Holy Qur’an.
The suspect was apprehended by security guards of the mosque and subsequently handed over to police at ‘Filin Hockey’ division where he was charged to the Islamic Shariah court on Tuesday at Yan Allo, Fagge.
Abdullahi pleaded guilty to the offence after Abdul Wada, the police prosecutor, read the charges against him.
In his judgment, Bello Musa-Khalid, the presiding judge, ordered Abdullahi to sweep the Fagge Juma’at mosque for 30 days as punishment.
The mosque is considered to be the biggest in metropolitan Kano in terms of landmass.
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