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25-year-old man to receive 12 strokes of cane for dealing in illicit drugs in Kano

Umar Yahaya, 25, a resident of Fagge Quarters in Kano metropolis is to be flogged 12 strokes of cane and also pay a fine of N10,000 for dealing in hard drugs.

The suspect was arrested on December 31, 2020 at about 7pm by a team of police officers attached to Fagge Division Kano. The defendant was in possession of 13 rubber solutions and two bottles of ‘suck and die’ suspected to be intoxicant.

Yahaya who was convicted on two-count charge of public disturbances and possession of ‘rubber solution and ‘suck and die’ – narcotics, had pleaded guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Mr Farouk Ibrahim who delivered the judgement, summarily convicted the defendant and pronounced a sentence of one month in jail or the option of a fine of N10,000 and award of 12 strokes of cane.

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