Court condemns cockerel to death

A court in Kano state, Nigeria has ‘advised a man to kill his cockerel’ or face the consequence of disobeying a legal order.

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 man 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 to roam the area and/or disturb residents.

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

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