Katsina magistrate court destroys N3m worth of alcohol
A magistrate court in Katsina state has destroyed crates of alcohol worth over N3 million in Katsina.
The alcohol which was confiscated by some residents of Katsina metropolis sometime last year was handed over to the magistrate court then while they awaits the court’s further necessary action.
Speaking shortly after the destruction of the prohibited item in the state, the presiding judge of the court, Alhaji Zayyanu Danali stated that the alcohol was confiscated from a suspect who was later charged with two court charges in the court.
The charges, according the Zayyanu were public nuisance and conveyance of prohibited item into the state.
The chief judge further stated that the action is contrary to the section 198 of the state Penal Code while also stating that the accused person was sentenced to 1 year in prison with option of N20,000 fine.