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Man to die by hanging for killing girlfriend

A Yobe High Court on Tuesday sentenced an applicant, Muhammed Adamu, to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Hauwa Muhammad, 24.

Delivering judgment, Justice A. Jauro, held that he found him guilty of murder under Section 221 of the Penal Code.

Jauro held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed by the convict,

The judge ruled, ”by virtues of section 273 Criminal Procedural Code, when a person is sentenced to death, he is hanged by the neck to death.

“I, therefore, sentence you that Muhammed Adamu to die by hanging. May God have mercy on you”, said Jauro.

Speaking to newsmen after the judgment, defence counsel, Mr M. Dauda, said that he would carefully study the verdict and possibly file an appeal.

 

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