A magistrates’ court in Gidan Murtala, Kano State, has ordered Isyaku Shu’aibu, the owner of a fowl known for its loud crows, to slaughter it for disturbing neighbors and disrupting their sleep.
Yusuf Muahmmad Ja’en, a neighbour of the defendant, filed a complaint at the court claiming that the rooster’s crows disturbed their sleep and peace in the neighbourhood, according to Daily Trust on Thursday.
The owner of the fowl confirmed that it crowed too much, but he was planning to slaughter it soon.
Shu’aibu was ordered to slaughter the rooster as soon as he left the courtroom by Magistrate Halima Wali, who presided over the case.
The owner pleaded with the court to extend his grace period because he planned to slaughter the fowl on Good Friday.
The magistrate, convinced by the complainants’ argument, agreed and ruled that the cock should be caged and slaughtered on April 7, being Good Friday.