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Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing friend over N20

A 25-year-old man, Umar Yakubu has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Kano High Court on Wednesday for killing his friend, Ibrahim Adamu during an argument over N20 loan.

The convict who lives at Sabuwar Gandu Quarters in Kano was sentenced to death on one count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code Law.

Justice Dije Aboki who delieved the judgement said that the Prosecution has proven its case beyond reasonable doubts.

The prosecution counsel, Lamido Soron-Dinki, told the court that on June 13, 2018 at about 11 a.m in Sabiwar Gandu Quarters, Kano, the convict asked 22 year-old Adamu to give him a loan of N20.

Soron-Dinki said the convict then stabbed the deceased in the chest with a scissors during an argument over the loan.

Soron-Dinki presented six witnesses before the court while the convict defended himself.

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