A Sharia Court in Magajin Gari area of Kaduna State, on Wednesday, ordered that a trader, Abdulhamid Yakubu, be given 80 strokes of the cane for denying his sixth child’s paternity.
The Judge, Murtala Nasir, affirmed that the child belonged to Yakubu.
Nasir also ordered him to take responsibility and provide for all his children.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the plaintiff had in September dragged his wife, Maryam Muhammad, to the court, alleging that she is an adulterer, and that he was not responsible for her pregnancy.
NAN also reports that Yakubu had earlier been given an option to swear an oath, provide proof regarding the paternity of the child or affirmation of the pregnancy not to be his –all of which he failed to do.
The couple has been married for 21 years.
His wife recently gave birth to their sixth child, named Abdulaziz, whose paternity the man contested.