A High Court sitting in Gumel Jigawa State has sentenced one Rabiu Mamman, a resident of Medin Labo village in Gagarawa Local Government Area of the state to death by hanging for killing his wife.
According to the spokesperson of the State’s Ministry of Justice, Zainab Baba-Santali, Mamman in 2016 ambushed his wife in battered her to death with a stick.
The court found that the convict then buried the remains in a shallow grave, Mrs Baba-Santali said.
“The defendant testified in his defence by denying the charges against him.
“The learned trial judge, Abubakar Sambo, ruled that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt for the offence of culpable homicide punishable with death.
“The judge, convicted Mamman on the first head count charges and sentenced him to death by hanging under the Section 221(b) of the Jigawa State Penal Code Law,” the official said.
Meanwhile, in another judgment, the State’s Chief Judge, Umar Sadiq, on Tuesday, acquitted one Rawi Suleiman accused of rape.
Mrs Baba-Santali said the alleged offence was said to have been committed in one village of Ringim Local Government Area sometimes in 2018