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70-Year-Old Man Arraigned For Stealing Goat In Zaria

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A 70-year-old man, Isa Hussaini, was on Monday, June 8, 2015 arraigned at the Upper Customary Court, Sabongari, Zaria, for stealing a goat.

The husband of two who resides in Funtua Local Government Area in Katsina State is currently 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.

According to him, the defendant was on Tuesday,  June 2, 2015 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.

Hussaini pleaded guilty to the offence although the Judge, Mr Atiku Sarki-Yohanam, granted him bail in the sum of N30,000 and one reasonable surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned for further hearing Wednesday, June 11, 2015.

Confessing the crime after the first hearing, the accused disclosed in an interview with journalists that he had spent 15 years in the 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.’’

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