NIGERIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND IN YOBE
June 12, 2019:
A Yobe High Court on 11 June 2019 sentenced one Muhammed Adamu to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Hauwa Muhammad, 24. (Sources: dailypost.ng, 11/06/2019)
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Justice A. Jauro, held that he found him guilty of murder under Section 221 of the Penal Code.
Jauro held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed by the convict.
The judge ruled, ”by virtues of section 273 Criminal Procedural Code, when a person is sentenced to death, he be hanged by the neck to death”.
NAN reports that on June 5, 2018, the Police in Yobe alleged that Adamu killed his girlfriend, Hauwa, on 29 May 2018, during an altercation.