Applicant gets 1 month for wearing shoes in mosque

A 32-year old applicant, Ahmed Hassan, has been sentenced to one month imprisonment by an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for wearing shoes into a mosque in Nyanya. The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Nkwadimi Buba, however, gave Hassan an option of N2,000 fine. Earlier, the police prosecutor, Cpl. Silas Nanpan, had told the court that the crime was reported to the Nyanya Police Station on Nov. 26 by one Umar Safe of Tipper Garage, Nyanya. Nanpan said that the convict on Nov. 25 trespassed into the mosque and lay down there with his shoes on, knowing that the act was un-Islamic. The convict could not give a satisfactory account of his action, he said, adding that the offence of criminal trespass contravened Section 348 of the Penal Code. When the case came up for mention, Hassan pleaded guilty to the charge but begged the court for leniency. Delivering judgment, Buba sentenced the convict to one month imprisonment with an option of N2,000 fine.


  1. He who lie down with a dog, must get up with fleas. How can a religious group who claims to be worshipping God, imprisoned a man who laydown in the mosque with frustrations? The difference is clear. Those who worships God in Christendom, worships God in liberty.

  2. @iteshi…u are just blabing…u no nofin abt the religion so i suggest u keep ur mouth shut! Instead of saying rubbish…mtshewww

  3. @bash and removing ur shoe make U̶̲̥̅̊ pure. NƠ̴̴̴̴͡ wonder d bible regarded U̶̲̥̅̊ guys as pharasees those who wash d outside cup and liv d inside unwashed. Mtchwww nonsense

  4. @wise & other non muslims there, it is high time u stopped dis biased comments. D man has trespassed. Is lik shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in a church full of worshippers or ‘Halleluyah’ @ a shrine full of priests. His action was 2 cause chaos. Admit it!


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