Kano man remanded for lifting woman?s veil without consent

A 28-year-old man has been remanded at a correction center in Kano after pleading guilty to lifting a woman’s veil without her consent. 


The man, Mr.Badamasi Abubakar, who lives in Dan Marke Hotoro Quarters, Kano, pleaded guilty to indecent assault at a Sharia Court on Thursday, June 23. 


The judge, Ismai’l Muhammed-Ahmed, adjourned the matter until July 27 for sentence.


Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Inspector Abdul Wada, told the court that Summaiya Abdul of Dan Marke Hotoro Quarters, reported the matter at the Hotoro Police Station on June 21.


The prosecutor said that the complainant alleged that at about 4:00 p.m. The defendant lifted her veil without her consent and when she confronted him, he slapped her.


Mr. Wada said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 165 and 166 of the Penal Code.