A Shari’a Court 1 sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, has sentenced a 19-year-old girl, Zainab Abdullahi, to 80 strokes of the cane for smoking marijuana in publicly in the state.
Zainab Abdullahi was arrested by men of Kaduna State Police Command on the road smoking marijuana.
She was convicted and dragged to court by the Muslim Council of Nigeria over her inability to a fine of N7,000.
Delivering judgement after she pleaded guilty of the offense on Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Judge, Malam Muhammad Shehu-Adamu held that 80 strokes of cane was a punishment stipulated for people who engage in taking intoxicants (Hadd) and that the judgment cannot be reversed.
He urged the Muslim Council of Nigeria to continue with its good work and to try and reform the convict in the best way possible.