Kano court ‘sentences’ chicken to death
A man who has been ordered to kill his cockerel by a court in Kano State.
The court gave the ruling following a complaint from a neighbour who told the court that the bird often deprived him of sleep.
The court then gave the till Friday to kill the cockerel
Magistrate Halima Wali on Tuesday heard that Malam Yusuf’s bird deprived the neighbourhood of their deserved rest and declared the cockerel a nuisance.
However, Yusuf told the court that he had bought the bird to celebrate Good Friday and pleaded with the court to allow htm keep the bird until the Christian holy day before killing it for a family feast.
Judge Wali heeded to his plea but warned him against allowing the fowl roam the area and disturbing residents.
She also asked him to ensure he slaughters the bird on Friday as promised, or face a penalty from the court.