By Uzair Adam Imam
A young man who murdered his stepmother in Kano, Sagiru Wada, was sentenced to death by hanging by the Kano State High Court on Thursday.
The man was arrested some eight years back after killing his stepmother, Zainab Dan-Azumi, and subsequently cut her into pieces with a sword.
Justice Aisha Mahmud, who presided the judge, said the court was satisfied with all the evidence presented before the court.
She added that the court convicted Wada under Section 221 of the Kano State Penal Code, adding that the prosecution counsel had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt.
However, Barrister Rabi’u Abubakar, who was the defence counsel, argued that the suspect was mentally ill.
However, the court rejected his claim reiterating that the evidences presented before the court were enough to convict Wada of murder.