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Court sentences man to death by hanging for murder in Kano


A Kano State High Court on Tuesday, sentenced one Aminu Inuwa, to death by hanging for slaughtering his wife Safara’u Mamman, with knife to death.

Inuwa, whose age was not provided by the court, lives at Gwazaye Quarters Dorayi Babba Kano was convicted on a count charge of culpable homicide.

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The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, held that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and consquently sentenced the convict to death by hanging.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Lamido Sorondinki, had informed the court that the convict committed the offence on April 2, 2019 at Gwazaye Quarters Dorayi Babba Kano.

Sorondinki said that on the same date at about 12:00 p.m the defendant had a misunderstanding with his wife Safara’u Mamman.

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“In the process the defendant slit her throat with a sharp kitchen knife to death and buried her in an uncompleted room in his house situated at Dorayi Babba Kano”

The prosecution presented three witnesses to the court and six exhibit to prove their charge against the defendant.

The convict, however, denied committing the offence.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened section 221 (a) of the Penal Code.

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The defense counsel, Barrister Mustafa Idris, produced one witness to the court to defend his client.


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