Man jailed for beat­ing his mother

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

A Sharia court in Katsina has sen­tenced one 45-year-old Amadu Salele to jail for one year af­ter find­ing him guilty of beat­ing up his mother, Mariya Salele.

Amadu who was also flogged 50 strokes of cane, was given no op­tion of fine.

The judge, Ibrahim Us­man, said Amadu’s ac­tion ran con­trary to sec­tions 167 and 264 of the pe­nal code.

Ac­cord­ing to an FIR on the case, Amadu used a steel ob­ject to beat his mother, caus­ing her in­juries, af­ter his mother tried to cor­rect some of his ac­tions by talk­ing to him.

He was ar­rested and charged to court when his mother re­ported the mat­ter at the Katsina Cen­tral Po­lice Sta­tion. He was charged with crim­i­nal in­tim­i­da­tion, us­ing force and as­sault.

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