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22-year-old man remanded for stabbing mother in Kano

The prosecution counsel, Rabi’a Sa’ad, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 3 at Rimin Kebe Quarters, Kano.

• May 16, 2023
Bloody knife

A senior magistrates’ court in Kano on Tuesday ordered that a 22-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa, who allegedly stabbed his biological mother, Hajara Mohammed, 50, be remanded in a correction centre.

The police charged Mr Musa, who lives in Bachirawa Quarters Kano, with standing culpable homicide.

The prosecution counsel, Rabi’a Sa’ad, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 3 at Rimin Kebe Quarters, Kano.

She alleged that on the same date, at about 6:00 p.m., the defendant stabbed his mother, Ms Hajara, with a sharp knife on different parts of her body.

“As a result, she sustained various injuries and was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.”

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The police said the offence contravenes section 221 of the Penal Code.

Senior Magistrate Ibrahim Almustafa-Kofarmata also ordered that the case file be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution ( DPP) for legal advice.

He adjourned the matter until June 27 for further mention.


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