Woman bags 6 months imprisonment for burning ex-husband’s new wife’s house



A Sharia Court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna sentenced a 34-year-old woman, Zainab Ibrahim to six months imprisonment for her former husband’s new ’s

The Judge, Malam Salisu -Tureta sentenced Ibrahim after she  pleaded criminal trespass and mischief by fire.

The judge however gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine.

-Tureta also ordered her to pay N131,000 as compensation for some household items belonging to Maryam Ramalan.

Earlier, the prosecution ,Insp Sambo Maigari told the court that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 174 and 373 Shari’a criminal procedure.

He said that the convict confessed that she used petrol to burn the new bride’s out of jealousy.

In her plea for mercy, she claimed that she was an obedient to her former husband, until he divorced her to take another .

“He had promised to bring me to my matrimonial did not after served him and his parents for many years.

“The belongs to me and my seven children,”she said. (NAN)