Man to hang for killing 5-year-old nephew in Kano | Dailytrust

Man to hang for killing 5-year-old nephew in Kano

The Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Usman Naabba has sentenced one Ibrahim Khalil (19) to death by hanging for killing his five-year-old nephew, Ahmad Ado, by suffocating him with a cello tape.

Khalil was convicted on a two-count charge of kidnapping and culpable homicide.

Justice Na’abba held that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and consequently sentenced the convict to 14 years imprisonment for kidnapping.

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

Earlier, the prosecutor, Lamido Sorondinki, informed the court that the accused committed the offence in 2019 at Karkasara quarters in Kano metropolis.

Sorondinki said the defendant kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado, and in the process used a cello tape to cover his nose and mouth which suffocated him.

The prosecutor, while presenting three witnesses, said after killing the boy, the accused buried him in a shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka area.

The defense counsel, Barr Aisha Abdulkadir, presented the defendant as a lone witness and pleaded clemency for him.

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