19-Year-Old Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Five-Year-Old Nephew In Kano
Justice Usman Naabba who presided over the case at Kano State High Court, held that the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt and then sentenced the convict to 14 years imprisonment for kidnapping.
Na’abba also sentenced the convict to death by hanging for homicide.
The judgement was made after the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Lamido Sorondinki informed the court that the convict committed the offence sometime in 2019 at Karkasara Quarters in Kano metropolis.
Sorondinki stated that the defendant kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado, and in the process used a sellotape to cover his nose, mouth and buried him in a shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka in Kano.
The prosecution presented three witnesses to the court and four exhibits to prove their case against the defendant.
The convict, however, denied committing the offence.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened section 274 and 221 (a) of the Penal Code.
The defense counsel, Barr. Aisha Abdulkadir, presented the defendant as lone witness and pleaded for clemency on behalf of her client.
However, Justice Usman Naabba declared his ruling.