02 January 2021 :
Jigawa State High Court on 29 December 2020 sentenced two persons to death by hanging in different cases.
They are Jamilu Harisu and Mustapha Idris from Farko and Ringim local governments.
Jamilu Harisu was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of killing his father.
According to statement from the state Ministry of Justice, Harisu on 22 July 2019, attacked his father, Harisu Bako, 70, while he was working on his farm.
The convict injured his father on his head with a hoe. The injury led to his death, the statement said.
The statement added that the persecution team led by Jigawa State Attorney General, Musa Aliyu, presented four witnesses to the court, and also tendered a confessional statement and a medical report.
The defendant, on the other hand, did not call any witness. At the end of the trial, the court found him guilty, the statement noted.
The presiding judge, Ahmed Kazaure, ruled that the prosecution counsels had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt, and then sentenced Harisu to death by hanging.
He said the offence contradicts Section 221(b) of the Jigawa State Penal Code Law.
The judge, in another case, also sentenced Mustapha Idris, 29, of Daneji village in Ringim local government to death.
The statement said Idris had on 12 January 2020 at the outskirts of Daneji village, stabbed his girlfriend Nafisa Hashimu to death.
Justice Kazaure said the offence is contrary to Section 221(b) of the Jigawa State Penal Code Law.
Idris was, therefore, sentenced to death by hanging.