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Kano Court Sentences Man To Death For Killing Friend Over N20 Loan


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A High Court sitting in Kano on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, identified as Umar Yakubu, to death by hanging for stabbing his friend identified as Ibrahim Adamu, 22, to death during an argument over N20 loan.

Naija News understands that the judgement comes after Yakubu was convicted on a one-count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code Law.

Delivering judgment, Justice Dije Aboki, held that the Prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubts.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Lamido Soron-Dinki, had told the court that on June 13, 2018, at about 11 a.m in Sabiwar Gandu Quarters, Kano.

Soron-Dinki said the convict asked the deceased to give him a loan him of N20. But the convict stabbed the deceased in the chest with scissors when an argument ensued over the N20 loan.

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Soron-Dinki presented six witnesses before the court while the convict represented and defended himself.

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