Shari'a court sends man to prison for attempted adultery

For luring a woman to his house with the intention of sleeping with her, a man has been sentenced to one year in prison.

A Shari'a Court sitting in Sabon Gari, in Kano State, has sentenced a 43-year-old man, Tijjani Saleh, to one year in priosn for attempting to seduce a married woman to commit adultery with him.


Aside the prison term, Saleh was also 'awarded three strokes of the cane on his bare buttocks in court.

The charge as read out to the convict had it that Saleh tried seducing a married woman and attempting to commit adultery, an offence contrary to Sections 187 and 119 of the Shari’a law.

The police prosecutor, Ahmed Magawata, told the court that one Alhaji Sabi’u Muhammad of Rijiyar Lemo reported the matter at the Bachirawa Police Division, Kano, and Saleh was duly arrested and charged to the court.


Magatawa said that Saleh of Rijiyar Lemo quarters tricked the wife of Muhammad, one Magajiya Shehu, to his home, with the intention of having sex with her.

The report explained that Magajiya was invited through the social media after meeting Saleh on the network. He allegedly hugged the woman and attempted to abuse her womanhood.

Saleh pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to one year imprisonment by the presiding Judge, Malam Abubakar Ayagi.



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