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Man Jailed For Attacking Kaduna Electric Staff

Thursday, 14 March 2019

The Sharia Court 1, Unguwan Gwaza, in Gusau, Zamfara State, has sentenced one Habu Mai Shago of Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, Tudun wada, Gusau to one year imprisonment for assaulting Kaduna Electric staff while discharging their lawful duty.

The Sharia Court Judge, Alhaji Labaran Salisu, found the accused, Malam Habu Mai shago, 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 victims.

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 Electricity Distribution Company.

Investigation revealed that Habu Mai Shago mobilised and led a group of hoodlums in his area (Federal Low Cost) to attack the Kaduna Electric staff while  carrying out their duty in the area for defaulting in settling his energy bills and was disconnected, thereby causing various degrees of injuries to his victims.

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