Man To Die By Hanging For Killing His Brother

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Logpobiri Anaiya

The Bauchi state High Court five presided over by Justice Muhammad Abubakar Sambo has sentenced twenty seven year old Salisu Ali of Zango village in Tafawa Balewa local government to death by hanging for culpable homicide.

The Prosecution Counsel Barrister A S Gumba, told the court that the accused took his seven year old brother Yusuf Ali to the bush where he hit him with a stick and he died instantly.

Barrister Gumba said the accused later cut off the penis of the deceased and gave it to his dog.

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In a confessional statement, the accused confirmed that he killed the little Yusuf due to the misunderstanding that took place between him and the mother of the deceased.

According to him, he did not take any intoxicant while committing the offence and the deceased did not engage him into fight during the incident as he fell and died instantly.

The Prosecution Counsel presented his first witness, Malam Aliyu Shehu who is the father to both the accused and the deceased.

He told the court that the deceased was sent to the market on the day he was killed by his mother to buy detergent for her but he was diverted by the accused into the bush.

He said a Good Samaritan informed him that he saw the accused with the deceased on their way to the bush.

The witness said some youths in the village later forced the accused into the bush where he showed them the body of the murdered boy.

In his judgment, Justice Abubakar Sambo ordered that the accused be hanged on the neck until he was certified death.

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