- For calling his sister-in-law a prostitute, one Shuaibu Umar would be given 80 strokes of cane
- A Sharia court made this judgement on Monday, April 16, after Umar's sister-in-law had filed a case of defamation against him
- Umar and his sister-in-law had a misunderstanding during which he admitted calling her a prostitute
A Sharia court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Monday, April 16, ordered that one Shuaibu Umar be given 80 strokes of cane for calling his sister-in-law, Suwaiba Abdulkadir, a prostitute.
Abdulkadir had filed a case of defamation against her brother in-law following the derogatory name she was called, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com notes that she told the court that Umar called her a prostitute after a misunderstanding they had.
She said: “Shuaibu is my husband’s younger brother and we had a misunderstanding; we exchanged words and he called me a prostitute. I want this honourable court to grant me justice as what my brother-in-law said about me has tarnished my image."
Umar, however, did not deny calling his sister-in-law a prostitute. He said that he spoke in anger and had no regrets.
“I was hurt when she called me a drug addict and a thief, that was why I called her a prostitute and I won’t go back on my words."
Giving the ruling, the judge, Dahiru Lawal, said: “The defendant confirmed calling his sister-in-law a prostitute and is not ready to withdraw the statement; therefore, I, Dahiru Lawal, rule that Shuaibu Umar be given 80 strokes of cane.
“This is in accordance with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad which state that one cannot accuse a person of adultery or fornication except he presents four witnesses who have seen the activity.
“He is to receive 80 strokes of cane in place of the person he accused because he has defamed the person’s character."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Katsina state police command confirmed the death of a young man, Yari Inusa, who died following injuries he suffered while competing in a flogging competition for a lady’s hand in marriage.
It was reported that Inusa sustained injuries on the head when he engaged in a Fulani traditional game with another man, Ahmed Saidu, to determine who would marry a lady.
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