By Muhammad Sabiu
A 28-year-old Shu’aibu Adamu, who was found guilty of killing his wife, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Jigawa State High Court in Dutse.
According to Section 221(b) of the Penal Code, the crime of culpable homicide is punishable, said the presiding judge, Hon. Justice Ahmed Muhammad Abubakar.
Justice Ahmed stated in his ruling that the prosecution’s case was proven beyond a reasonable doubt by the testimony of four witnesses.
The court determined the accused to have committed the crime, which carries the death penalty.
Justice Ahmad sentenced him to death by hanging.
The prosecution’s attorney had informed the court that the event occurred on June 24, 2018, in Warwade Town, Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State, when the convict and his wife, Sahura Umar, 20, of the same locality, quarrelled.