Murder: Chinese to die by hanging for killing lover - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Murder: Chinese to die by hanging for killing lover

 A High Court sitting in Kano has sentenced a Chinese National, Frank Geng Quangrong, to death by hanging for stabbing to death his Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum Sani Buhari.

The presiding judge, Justice Sanusi Ado Ma'aji gave the order while delivering his judgment on Tuesday.

Justice Ma'aji held that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.

"The defendant’s testimony is inconsistent. I hereby find him guilty.

"I hereby recommend mercy by the Kano State Governor on behalf of the convict," Justice Ma'aji said.

In response to the judgment, the Kano State Attorney General, Bar. Haruna Isa Dederi described it as a landmark decision for the state.

The Defense counsel, Bar. Muhammad Dan’zumi stated his intention to appeal the decision at the Court of Appeal, citing grounds for appeal found in the judgment.

Recall that the Chinese national was arrested sometimes around September, 2022 by the police over alleged murder of his Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum at Janbulo area of the state and arraigned before the court by the Kano State government on a one court charge bothering on culpable homicide contrary to section 221 (b) of the penal code.

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