A Kano State High Court has sentenced a 19-year-old man, Ibrahim Khalil, to death by hanging for killing his five-year-old nephew, Ahmad Ado.
The presiding judge, Justice Usman Naabba, convicted Khali of two counts of kidnapping and culpable homicide.
In his judgement, Justice Na’abba sentenced the convict to 14 years of imprisonment for kidnapping and sentenced him to death for culpable homicide.
According to the prosecution counsel, Mr. Lamido Sorondinki, Khalil committed the offence sometime in 2019 at Karkasara Quarters in Kano metropolis.
Sorondinki said that the defendant kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado, and in the process used a sellotape to cover his nose and mouth before burying him in a shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka in Kano.
Three witnesses and four exhibits were presented by the prosecution to the court during the trial.
Though the convict denied having a hand in his nephew’s death, his lawyer, Barr. Aisha Abdulkadir, presented him as a lone witness and pleaded for clemency on his behalf.
In other news, a Nigerian lady, identified as Ndiana Utuk, has been thrown into mourning after losing her sister, Nsisong Utuk, to the cold hands of death.
It was gathered that Nsisong was one of those who perished in a ghastly motor accident that occurred last month while travelling to Uyo from Aba.
Friends and family of the deceased have gone online to mourn her untimely demise as they paid tribute to her.
Her grieving sister, Ndiana, also took to Facebook to mourn her sister and wondered how death takes people away, never to be seen again.