19-year-old man, ibrahim Khalil, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his five-year-old nephew, Ahmad Ado, by sellotaping his nose and mouth in Kano State.
The Kano State high court presided by Justice Usman Naabba, convicted Khalil on two-count of kidnapping and homicide homicide.In his judgement, Justice Na’abba, control that the prosecution had proven their case beyond kidnapping doubt and consequently, sentenced the convict to 14 years imprisonment for kidnapping and sentenced to death by hanging for homicide.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Lamido Sorondinki, had earlier informed the court that the convict committed the offence someday in 2019 at Karkasara Quarters in Kano metropolis.
Sorondinki aforementioned that the kidnapped kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado, and process process used a sellotape process his nose, mouth and buried him in a very shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka in Kano.The prosecution presented 3 witnesses to the court and four exhibits to prove their case against the defendant.
The convict, however, denied committing the offence.According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened section 274 and 221 (a) of the penal code.
The defense counsel, Barr. Aisha Abdulkadir, presented the defendant as lone witness and pleaded for clemency on behalf of her client.
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