Sagiru Wada, a 29-year-old Kano-based man who “killed” his stepmother has been booked to die by hanging.
Justice A’isha Mahmud, the presiding judge at the Kano State High Court found Wada guilty of stabbing his stepmother Zainab Dan-Azumi with a machete eight years ago.
The judge said he was convinced with the charges against him after receiving full evidence. It, however, ruled that he (Wada) should die by hanging under Section 221 of the Criminal Code of Kano State.
The defendant’s counsel, Rabi’u Abubakar, told the court that Wada has a mental disorder, a claim Justice A’isha dismissed based on the evidence presented to her.
Aminya, a weekly Hausa version of Daily Trust reported that Abubakar said they will study the ruling and see the next step to take.
Barista Tijjani Ibrahim, the prosecution counsel maintained that the court has analyzed and found that there is no reason to say that the convict has a mental illness, hence she ruled that Wada would die by hanging.
The deceased’s family members said they were happy with the decision and that the truth had taken its course.
WikkiTimes had in August reported that a 25-year-old Najib Shehu allegedly killed his sexagenarian stepmother and broken his father’s leg in Katsina State.
The suspect, a resident of Ambassadors Quarters in Katsina killed the stepmother identified as Asiya Mohammed, before attacking his father.