Man sentenced to death by hanging for killing woman in Jigawa

One Habibu Haruna was sentenced to death by hanging for killing a woman with hoe by a Jigawa State High Court sitting in Gumel.

Presiding Judge, Justice M. A Sambo on Thursday said the court found Habibu Haruna of Dan Makama Village in Suletankarkar Local Government guilty of culpable Homicide saying the prosecution counsel had presented two witnesses and tendered confessional statements that were admitted in evidence, and the convict testified in his defence.

Sambo said medical report proved that the convict had used a hoe and stick to strike one Aisha Adamu (deceased) on her forehead, which resulted in her death, an offence punishable with death under section 221 (b) of the Penal Code Law.

The Court found Haruna guilty of the offence of culpable homicide, thereby sentenced him to death by hanging adding that the punishment will serve as a deterrent to others of similar mind

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