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Court remands Chinese who murdered girlfriend in Kano

Mr Geng attacked Ms Sani with a knife after a misunderstanding.

• September 21, 2022
Geng Quanrong,
Geng Quanrong

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano, on Wednesday, ordered that Chinese national, Geng Quanrong, be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged murder of his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, 22.

The police charged Mr Geng, 47, who lives in Nassarawa GRA Quarters Kano, with culpable homicide.

Chief Magistrate Hanif Sanusi-Chiroma, who did not take the plea of Mr Geng, ordered that he should be remanded in Kurmawa Correctional Centre, pending legal advice.

Mr Sanusi-Chiroma adjourned the matter until October 13,  for further mention.

The prosecution counsel, Khalifa Auwal-Hashim, told the court that Mr Geng committed the offence on September 16, at Janbulo Quarters in Kano.

He alleged that on the same day at about 9:30 p.m., Mr Geng attacked Ms Sani with a knife after a misunderstanding.

The police said that Ms Sani was rushed to  the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano were she was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

Mr Auwal-Hashim in his prayer urged the court to seek legal advice because the matter was a capital offence and the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain it.

The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of Section 221 of the Penal Code. 

(NAN)

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