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Man sentenced to death by hanging for killing his uncle in Jigawa

A Jigawa State High Court sitting in Hadejia, on Friday, sentenced one Magaji Husseini Lushe to death by hanging for killing his uncle.

Presiding Judge, Justice Ado Yusuf Birnin kudu said Magaji Husseini Lushe of Rigar Didi Lamido village in KiriKaksamma Local Government Area was arraigned before the court for killing his uncle Muhammad Alhaji Amadu with a knife.

He said the convict made a confessional statement before the court that he deliberately committed the offence under influence of hard drugs.

Justice Ado Yusuf said the offence was contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code law of 2014 as amended.

He l, therefore, convicted him and sentenced to death by hanging.

Meanwhile Justice Ado Yusuf has also sentenced one Sa`idu Zakar Hadejia to life imprisonment for raping an eleven year old girl in Hadejia.

During his trial, the convict confessed to have committed the offence in addition to prosecution witness.

Delivering Judgment, Justice Ado Yusuf said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that Sa`idu Zakar committed the offence which is contrary to section 283 of the Penal Code law of 2014 as amended.

He, therefore, sentenced him to death by hanging.

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