Sharia Court jails man for attacking Kaduna Electric staff

WorldStage Newsonline– A Sharia Court One, Ungwan-Gwaza in Gusau, Zamfara State has sentenced one Habu Mai Shago of the Federal Housing Estate, in the Tudun -Wada area of the state, to one imprisonment for attacking a staff of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company .

The staff was discharging his official duty when he was assaulted by Mallam Shago.

The Sharia Court Judge, Alhaji Labaran Salisu found the accused guilty of criminal conspiracy, disrupting a public servant from discharging his duty and causing bodily harm, offences punishable under section 123 and 318 of Sharia panel code of Zamfara State. 

The convict was also ordered to settle all the medical expenses incurred by the victim.

The prosecuting officer, Bashir Rabiu told the court that the accused person was arrested by a police officer when the Management of Kaduna Electric sought the help of the police after he assaulted the staff of the company. 

Rabiu said upon investigation, it was discovered that the accused mobilised and led a group of hoodlums in his area (Federal low-cost) to attack the Kaduna Electric staff when carrying out his duty in the area because he defaulted in settling his energy bills and was disconnected, thereby causing various degrees of injuries to his victim. 

After the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded guilty to committing the offence but sought for leniency of the court. 

Consequently, the trial judge  convicted him and sentence him to six months imprisonment on each of the count charge with an option of N6000 fine on each of the charges. 

Meanwhile, the Business Development and Regional Officer, Abdul Sabo, has hailed the judgement and warned the public to desist from this nefarious activities and also hoped that the judgement will serve as a deterrent to others.

He further called on customers of not to take law into their hands, urging them to report any staff whom they are not satisfied with his or her work as according to him, the Management of the electricity company was ready to take disciplinary action against any errant staff.

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