Man to die by hanging for killing his neighbour for money ritual - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Man to die by hanging for killing his neighbour for money ritual

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Bauchi State High Court has sentenced a man, Musa Hamza, to death by hanging for killing his 17-year-old neighbour, Adamu Ibrahim. 

Hamza, 23, was arrested on December 21, 2020, for the gruesome murder of the deceased in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi on December 21, 2022. 

He had voluntarily confessed to have committed the crime, saying he was asked by a ritualist to bring the eyes for ritual to enable him rich. 

The court presided over by Justice Faruq Umar Sarki sentenced him to death by hanging having been found guilty of the offence he was charged for.

Justice Faruq Umar delivered the judgement and pronounced the sentence after he was found guilty of killing the teenage boy, cutting his neck, plucking out his two eyes, putting the eyeballs in a bottle, and burying his head, and body at different locations.

Lawyers from the State Ministry of Justice, comprising Mohammed Y Ibrahim, Salihu A Haruna and Ali S Yusuf had filed a case against the convict accusing him of the offence of murder, punishable with death as per section 221 of the Penal code law.

The prosecutors told the court that Musa Hamza, from Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state, had called the deceased to a nearby bush.

While there and out of sight of people, he hit him with a stick, cut off his head, plucked out his 2 eyes and buried his head and body at different locations.

The prosecution presented six witnesses before the court to prove if case while the defence presented one witness that was the accused himself.

The prosecution witnesses said that the boy’s father brought a complaint that his son did not return home on the day, but he heard information that he was seen with the accused and that they went out, three of them at night and ate dinner together.

They added that there was no fight between them, and did not insult each other, later, one of them left the

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