How a 70 year old man was arraigned for stealing goat in Katsina

The police on Monday arraigned a 70-year-old man, Isa Hussaini, at the Upper Customary Court, Sabongari, Zaria, for stealing a goat. Hussaini, a resident of Funtua LGA in Katsina State is facing a one-count charge of theft.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Bashir Abdullahi, told the court that the matter was reported through a distress call by the village head of Yakawada, Alhaji Rilwanu Yakawada in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He said that on June 2, Hussaini was found in possession of a goat suspected to be stolen. Abdullahi said that when the suspect was challenged, he confessed to the theft, contrary to Section 319 (a) of the penal code. The accused person pleaded guilty to the offence but the Judge, Mr Atiku Sarki-Yohanam, granted him bail in the sum of N30,000 and one reasonable surety in like sum.

The judge then adjourned hearing in the case until June 11. In an interview after the hearing, the accused person confessed that he had spent 15 years in stealing business. He said “I started this ugly job 15 years ago and I started by stealing maize and later started stealing goats because I sell beef kebab. I steal to feed my two wives and six children,’’ he added.


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