The judgement of a lower court that ordered the amputation of the arm of Abdullahi Sale for theft has been upheld by an Upper Shari’a Area Court in Bauchi State.
A lower Shari’a Court in the area had earlier convicted Abdullahi Sale, a resident of Kogi village in Bauchi Local Government Area, on the charges levelled against him.
According to the Police Prosecutor Corporal Idris Malum, the convict committed an offence by breaking into the shops of one DanladiYa’u of ZungurKogi and Yusuf Babba of Bula-Lusa and carted away properties worth about N13, 000; which contravenes section 151 of Shari’a Penal Code.
Meanwhile the convict had pleaded guilty, but sought for leniency from the court.
However, the Police Prosecutor prayed the court not to grant the prayers in order to serve as deterrent to others.
In the meantime the convict has 30 days to file an appeal against the judgement.