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Rivalry: Man bags life sentence for homicide, other 5 years for grievous hurt

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Two Kano State residents, Nura Sabiu and Dahiru Ubale, have been sentenced by the Kano State High Court for their involvement in a fatal fight over a girl named Zahrau. Sabiu has been sentenced to life imprisonment, while Ubale received a five-year prison term.

The prosecution argued that on April 17, 2017, the two defendants engaged in a physical altercation with the victim, Abba Ismail, resulting in the use of a catapult by Ubale and a fatal stabbing by Sabiu.

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During the trial, witnesses, including an eyewitness and the investigating police officer, provided evidence to support the prosecution’s case. The defendants, however, denied their involvement in the offense.

After carefully considering the evidence presented by both sides, Justice Usman Naabba found the first defendant guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

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The second defendant was found guilty of causing grievous hurt and received a five-year prison sentence.

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Although the court did not find sufficient evidence to establish the offence of criminal conspiracy, the defendants were held accountable for their individual actions resulting in the unfortunate death and injury.

Justice Naabba however commended the Prosecuting counsel, Lamido Abba as well as the Defense, Umar Usman Danbaito  for their dedication and professionalism demonstrated throughout the proceedings.


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