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Kano Court Sentences Man To Death By Hanging For Killing Neighbor

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A High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced one Yakubu Dalha to death by hanging.

The presiding judge, Yusuf Ubale Mohammed convicted Yakubu for the death of one Zakariyau Bala a.k.a Dangote of Tsangaya Village in Albasu Local Government.

According to the prosecutor, Yakubu engaged Dangote in an argument bordering on political matters and in the process struck his victim with firewood.

The deceased, who sustained injuries on his head and shoulder, was conveyed by concerned neighbors and relatives to a private clinic located in Dutse, Jigawa State.

The clinic in Dutse transferred the injured man to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano from where he was further referred to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

Sergeant Tijjani Sule attached to Albasu police division also in his evidence told the court that he investigated the matter, saying the defendant was arrested and a confessional statement was obtained from Yakubu.

A medical official, Dr Abdulkareem Sule, attached to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in his testimony said that “Dangote” arrived the hospital dead.

The convict, however, dismissed the testimonies against him and summoned four witnesses to discredit the charges filed against him.

In his judgment, Justice Ubale Mohammed held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

He noted that the testimony given by the defense witnesses did not corroborate. Jusitce Ubale ordered that the defendant should die by hanging.

“May God have mercy on your soul,” the Judge said.

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