A Sharia court sitting at Fagge Ya’n-Alluna on Tuesday ordered one Halifa Abdullahi to sweep Fagge Juma’at mosque for a consecutive 30 days as his punishment for steeling eight copies of the Holy Quran.
Mr Abdullahi, a resident of Yola quarters in Kano metropolis, was accused of burgling a mosque at Tudun Maliki area Sunday night and carting away eight copies of the holy book.
The suspect was however apprehended by security guards of the mosque after committing the act.
The guards therefore handed him over to Filin Hockey Police station, who on Tuesday charged him to the Sharia Court.
When the police prosecutor, Abdul Wada, read the charges against the accused, the suspect pleaded guilty to the offence.
The presiding judge, Bello Musa-Khalid, therefore sentenced him to sweeping the vast courtyard of Fagge Juma’at mosque, for thirty days consecutively.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the Fagge Juma’at mosque is considered to be the biggest in the state.