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Kano Sharia Court remands man for lifting woman’s veil without her consent

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via, or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A Kano Sharia Court on Thursday ordered that a 28-year-old man, Badamasi Abubakar, who pleaded guilty to lifting a woman’s veil without her consent be remanded in a correction centre.

Mr Abubakar, who lives in Dan Marke Hotoro Quarters, Kano, pleaded guilty to indecent assault.

The Judge, Ismai’l Muhammed-Ahmed, adjourned the matter until July 27 for sentence.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdul Wada, told the court that Summaiya Abdul of Dan Marke Hotoro Quarters, reported the matter at the Hotoro Police Station on June 21.

The prosecutor said that the complainant alleged that at about 4p.m., the defendant, lifted her veil without her consent and when she confronted him, he slapped her.

Mr Wada said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 165  and 166 of the Penal Code.


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