Teen jailed for killing stepmother’s fowl

Teen jailed for killing stepmother’s fowl

A 14-year-old boy has spent five months in a Kano remand home for allegedly killing a chicken belonging to his step-mother. The boy (name withheld) had a dispute with his step-mum in Wudil local government area of Kano State five months ago, a legal counsel Audu Bulama Bukarti, said.
“He was taken to the police station by the step-mum over her chicken and when efforts by the police to settle them yielded no result, the case was transferred to court,” he added.
Bukarti said as a result of the dispute the boy has spent five months at the Goron Dutse remand home. In a letter addressed to the commissioner of justice, Bukarti said more than 70 percent of the 65 inmates at the home are being held over minor offences.
He said during his visit to the remand home he spoke with many of the inmates and that their condition is deplorable as they are not well-fed.
When contacted, the state commissioner for women affairs and social welfare, Dr. Binta Tijjani Jibril, said the allegation was baseless because according to her, food is supplied to the home on a quarterly basis and the inmates are fed thrice daily.

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