A 60 year old man identified as Mati Abdu was sentenced to death by the Upper Shariah Court for molesting a minor in Kano State. The judgement stated that Mati who hailed from Farsa village in Tsanyawa Local Government Area of the state, be stoned to death.
According to reports, Mati was arrested by the Police in 2019 for alleged rape of a 12-year-old-girl. Justice Ibrahim Sarki Yola, after hearing from witnesses and the suspect, sentenced him to death by stoning because he was married.
Kano Courts Public Relations Officer, Baba Jibo, confirmed the sentencing to newsmen.