A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Malumfashi, Katsina State has sentenced six elderly persons to 20 strokes of the cane each for constituting nuisance while drunk.
According to the prosecuting police officer, Cpl. Joseph George, the accused men; Nomau Akwai; Yusuf Bature; Salisu Abdullahi; Sani Rabi’u; Sa’idu Abdullahi and Musa Yusuf, all residents of Malumfashi Local Government Area, were seen intoxicated and wandering with alcohol at Gidan Mariya and Gidan Coach, an act that constituted nuisance to the public.
Speaking to the Senior Magistrate, Mannir Shehu, he said the convicts were arrested by a team of policemen on patrol at Marabar Kankara, a suburb of Malumfashi on March 13.
The offence, according to the court’s code of conduct contravened section 183 of the penal code law and the court was urged to try them summarily.
When the offence was read to the accused, they pleaded guilty to the charge. In his ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Salisu Shehu sentenced them to 20 strokes of the cane each to serve as deterrent to others.