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22-year-old gets life imprisonment for killing boy over girlfriend

The Kano High Court, on Thursday, sentenced a 22-year-old man, Nura Sabiu, to life imprisonment for stabbing an 18-year-old to death.

• February 8, 2024
KANO HIGH COURT (credit: cable)
KANO HIGH COURT (credit: cable)

The Kano High Court, on Thursday, sentenced a 22-year-old man, Nura Sabiu, to life imprisonment for stabbing an 18-year-old to death.

The court also sentenced Dahiru Ubale, 21, to five years’ imprisonment.

Messrs Sabiu and Ubale were convicted on charges of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

Justice Usman Na’abba held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

“I hereby sentence Sabiu to life imprisonment and Ubale to five years imprisonment,” he held.

The prosecution counsel, Lamido Sorondinki, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on April 17, 2017, at Jalabi in Bunkure LGA.

He said the defendants conspired and attacked the deceased Abba Isma’il, 18, to death.

The police said that the convicts stabbed the teenager with a knife in his back because he was in a relationship with his girlfriend (Zahra’u).

“As a result of the stabbing, the deceased sustained grievous injuries and was taken to the Rano Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by a medical Doctor,” he said.

The prosecutor presented three witnesses to the court to prove its case.

The defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes the provisions of sections 97 and 221 of the Penal Code.

The defence counsel, Umar Danbaito, presented three witnesses, including the defendants.

(NAN)

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