19-year-old kano resident sentenced to de@th by hanging for killing his five-year-old nephew

Ibrahim Khalil, A 19-year-old Kano resident, has been sentenced to de@th by hanging for allegedly killing his five-year-old nephew, Ahmad Ado, by covering his mouth and nose with sellotape.

Kano State High court , Justice Usman Naabba who presided over the case  convicted Khalil on two-count of kidnapping and culpable homicide.

Khalil was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for kidnapping, and he was also sentenced to de@th for culpable homicide.

The young boy was sentenced after the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Lamido Sorondinki informed the court that the convict committed the offence sometime in 2019 at Karkasara Quarters in Kano metropolis.

According to Sorondinki, he said Khalil kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado, and in the process used a sellotape to cover his nose and nose, before burying him in a shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka in Kano.

The prosecutor presented three witnesses and four exhibits to the court during the trial. 

However, Khalil denied having a hand in his nephew’s de@th.

His lawyer Barr. Aisha Abdulkadir presented him as a lone witness and pleaded for clemency on his behalf. 



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