Court Sentences Man To Death By Hanging For Killing Nephew

A Kano State High Court has sentenced one Ibrahim Khalil,to death by hanging for kidnapping his five-year-old nephew, Ahmad Ado and causing his death.

Khalil, was convicted on a two-count charge of kidnapping and culpable homicide for causing the death of his victim by celling his nose and mouth with a sellotape.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba, held that the prosecution had proven his case beyond reasonable doubt and sentenced the convict to 14 years imprisonment for kidnapping.

Justice Na’abba also sentenced him to death by hanging for homicide.

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During trial, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Lamido Sorondinki, informed the court that the convict committed the offence sometimes in 2019 at Karkasara Quarters, Kano.

“The defendant kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado and in the process used a sellotape to cover his nose and mouth resulting in suffocation leading to his death.

“He buried him in a shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka Kano,” he said.

The prosecution presented three witnesses to the court and presented four exhibit to prove its 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.

Source: NAN






Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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