Man to die by hanging for killing former wife in Jigawa

THE Jigawa State High Court in Dutse, on Thursday, sentenced one Usman Sani of Mairobar Fulani of Jeke village in Sule-Tankarkar Local Government Area of the state to death by hanging.

Giving the court verdict, the presiding judge, Justice Ubale Taura said the convict was found guilty of culpable homicide, punishable by death.

Justice Taura said the court passed the punishment on 26-year-old Usman Sani after he was found guilty of attacking his former wife, Amina Abdu on her way to the market killing her.

Six witnesses were called by the prosecution who all testified that the former husband had committed the crime, punishable under section 221 of the penal code.

The convict also confessed before the court that he committed the offence.