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Man, 28 remanded for allegedly desecrating a corpse in Kano

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
28 August 2022   |   2:40 am
A Kano Shari’a Court has ordered the remand of one Abdullahi Umar, in correction centre for allegedly desecrating a corpse at a cementary in Kano.

[FILES] Grave PHOTO: ISA ABDULSALAMI

A Kano Shari’a Court has ordered the remand of one Abdullahi Umar, in correction centre for allegedly desecrating a corpse at a cementary in Kano.

The accused person, a 28-year-old and his friend, were said to have located a grave site at the popular Maidille cementry where the mother of one Abubakar Mai-Abinduniya was buried some years back.

Incidentally, Abdullahi, the accused person and Abubakar, whose mother’s corpse desecrated were said to be close friends.

Upon locating the resting grave of deceased, Abdullahi was spotted passing his urinary on the grave while recording himself in a video carrying out the abuse, a short video released on social media.

The accused, a resident of Sharada quarters in the municipality, was subseqently arrested and charged with five counts of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, public nuisance, inciting disturbance and cyber-stalking.

The defendant who pleaded guilty to the charges, told the court that he had decided to desecrate the grave to hurt his friend after an altercation.

The prosecution counsel, Mr Aliyu Abideen, earlier told the court that a passerby who caught the accused in the act, reported the matter to the Sharada Police Division Kano.

The prosecution who explained that the desecration was perpetrated on August, 9, 2022, at about 3:30 pm at Maidille cemetery, urged the court to dispense justice on the accused person as charged.

The prosecution said that the defendant has inflicted untold pains on the family of the deceased whose grave was mutilated while exposed the family to disaffection in the public after posted the recorded video of the illicit act on social media platforms including WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube.

According to the prosecution, the attitude of the defendant contravened the provisions of sections 120, 212,341,275 and 404 of Kano penal code, urging the court to do justice.

In his ruling, the Shari’a Khadi, Malam Nura Yusuf-Ahmad, who ordered the remand of the accused person, adjourned the matter for hearing to September 16, 2022.