Bizarre: Kano court ‘sentences’ rooster to death for disturbing neighborhood


A magistrate court in Kano has passed a death sentence on a rooster for finding it guilty of disturbing it’s neighborhood of domicile.

The court urged the owner of the rooster to immediately slay it as it has been for disturbing the neighborhood.

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 owner 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 him 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 disturb residents.

She also asked him to ensure he slaughtered the bird on Friday as promised, or face a penalty from the court.


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