NIGERIA: WIFE OF TRADITIONAL RULER SENTENCED TO DIE BY HANGING IN NASARAWA
December 12, 2018:
The Nasarawa State High Court sitting in Lafia on 11 December 2018 sentenced Amina Zubairu, wife of the late monarch to death by hanging for killing her husband, NAN reports. (Sources: tori.ng, 11/12/2018)
Justice Aisha Bashir of the Nasarawa State High Court 2, said in her judgement that the accused was found guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced her to death by hanging.
The late Alhaji Adamu Zubairu until his death in February 2014 was the traditional ruler of the ‘Gom Mama’ of Kwarra chiefdom in Wamba local government area of the state.
According to the Police, the circumstances leading to the death of the traditional ruler was suspicious and search conducted in the scene indicated that the victim could have been murdered as poisonous chemical and syringe were recovered from the compound.
Amina, being the prime suspect and one of the wives of the traditional ruler was arrested and charged to court for culpable homicide having been linked to the demise of her husband.