Nigeria: Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Girlfriend In Yobe State

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Yobe state high court on Tuesday sentenced an applicant Muhammed Adamu to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend Hauwa Muhammad, aged 24.

Delivering the judgment, Justice A. Jauro, held that he found him guilty of murder under section 221 of the penal court.

Jauro held that, the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed by the convict.

The judge ruled, by virtues of section 273 criminal procedural code, when a person is sentenced to death, he be hanged by neck to death, Said Jauro.

Speaking to newsmen after the judgment, defense council, Mr. M. Dauda said he would carefully study the verdict and possibly file an appeal.

Also speaking to newsmen, the convict said he is praying to god for the best judgment.

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