Kano: Nine persons   to serve   16 months   in  Jail ,  for getting   drunk


By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

A Kano magistrate court sitting at Nomans – Land has sentenced nine persons to  16 months in jail, for consuming intoxicants and getting  drunk.

The  state ministry  of justice,  represented by barrister Ghazali Mai  Gari Bichi told the court that the defendants, who are residents of various addresses  within Kano metropolis were arrested from dark spots, where they  were caught drunk.

The prosecution informed the court that the defendant s  belonged to unlawful society. They were arraigned  before the court , on a three count charge.

The defendant admitted the content of the charge sheet filed against them before the court. They pleaded with the court for leniency.

The presiding magistrate,  Talatu Makama sentence the defendants  each to 3 months in jail with an option of fine of N3000 for the first count charge.

The court further held that each of  the defendant should  proceed to serve 10 months in jail with an option of fine of N10,000, while the court handed that the convict should each  serve   three months  jail  term or pay N8,000 as option of fine, for the third count charge..






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