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Culpable Homicide: Jigawa State High Court Convicts 2 Persons to Death

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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Isiyaku Ahmed

The Jigawa State High Court Sitting in Ringim presided by Justice Ahmed Mohammed Kazaure has today 29 December, 2020 convicted one Mustapha Idris of Daneji village in Ringim Local Government (LGA) and one Jamilu Harisu from Muku village in Garki LGA to death for Homicide.

According to a statement by signed, Wednesday, by Public Relations Officer Jigawa state Ministry of Justice, Zainab Baba Santali, the case of Mustapha Idris happened on 12th January 2020 at the outskirts of Daneji village, where he allegedly used Knife to cut the throat of one Nafisa Hashimu, and the act led to her death. In proof of the case, the Prosecution counsel called four (4) witnesses and tendered two (2) documents.

The defendant opened his defense and gave evidence by denying the charges and stated that he was in Abuja when the incident happened. However, the learned trial Judge Hon. Justice Kazaure ruled that the prosecution counsel had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt, he declared that Mustapha Idris had committed premeditated homicide and sentenced him to death under the Section 221(a) of the Jigawa State Penal Code Law.

In a similar case, the statement said, Justice Ahmed Mohammed Kazaure decided a case of State v. Jamilu Harisu. The case of Jamilu Harisu happened on 22nd of July 2019, when one Alhaji Harisu Bako a 70-year-old man was working on his farm, and Jamilu Harisu who happens to be the biological son of Alhaji Bako sneaked into the farm and injured his father on his head with a hoe. The injury led to Bako’s death.

According to Santali, the persecution team led by Jigawa State Attorney General Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu called Four (4) witnesses, tendered confessional statement and a medical report in proof of the case. The defendant on the other hand testified in defense and did not call any witness.

At the end of the trial, the court under Justice Kazaure ruled that the prosecution counsel has proven their case beyond reasonable doubt, thereby sentencing Jamilu Harisu to death by handing in pursuance to Section 221(b) of the Jigawa State Penal Code Law.

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