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Kebbi set to enforce Sharia law on killings

16 November 2012, 10:02

Kebbi - The Kebbi Government announced on Thursdy that it would ensure the enforcement of the provisions of Sharia Law on reckless killings.

Abdullahi Shema, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Affairs, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi. He said that any act that resulted in the loss of another life would attract the payment of compensation or a jail term of 15 years. Shema said that the value of human life in Islamic and Sharia laws had been estimated to be N21.6million.

“Whoever killed human life recklessly would be compelled to pay the amount or be imprisoned". He said that state authorities, in collaboration with the council of chiefs, the Ulama, the FRSC, the NURTW, the VIO and the state House of assembly would ensure the implementation of the law.

``We will work against outside influence during court proceedings and prosecution of offenders." Shema, however, called on the state House of assembly to enact a law that would regulate the sale and consumption of illegal drugs. He said this had become necessary considering the rampant abuse of patent medicines.

 "The rampant abuse of cough syrup was alarming among the youths", he said. NAN reports that the state Hisbah board had prosecuted 160 cases and resolved 560 matrimonial disputes in the past two years.



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