Kano Court Sentences 22-Year-Old For Culpable Homicide

The Kano State High Court has sentenced 22-year-old Ibrahim Suleiman to death for allegedly killing a 5-year-old girl, Bilkisu Garba.

The court passed the verdict recently.

The accused had been arraigned before the court, on 5th February 2019, on issues bordering on culpable homicide.

The prosecutor, state counsel, Lamido Soron Dinki, had informed the court that Suleiman had on the 5th of June 2018, at about 7:30 am, hit the head of the 5-year old girl with a stick thereby resulting in an injury which led to her death.

The prosecution also brought three witnesses to testify against the convict, namely: Jamila Zubairu, Inspector Abubakar Adamu, and Chinda Chiwa.


But Ibrahim’s defence counsel, barrister Mustapha Idris denied the allegation that was leveled against his client.

But presiding judge, Justice A .T Gbadamasi  condemned Ibrahim Suleiman to death by hanging adding that the prosecution have proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

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