Nigerian News

Court sentences man to death for killing neighbour over N700

A 27-year-old Nigerien national, Sulaiman Abdullahi, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing a 30-year-old man, Yahya Badamasi in Kano state.

A High Court sitting in Kano convicted Abdullahi on Wednesday, October 11 for the crime which was committed on April 9 2017.

The court found the convict guilty of culpable homicide, which is contrary to Section 221 (b) of the Penal Code Laws of Kano State 1991, and subsequently sentenced him to death by hanging.

Six years ago, Abdullahi, a native of Matamaye village in Niger Republic reportedly had a misunderstanding over N700 with the deceased who was a resident of Kofar Nassarawa Quarters in Kano.

The disagreement resulted in a physical fight, which came to an end when the convict brought out a pair of scissors and stabbed the deceased in the neck.

An injured Yahaya Badamasi was rushed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital but later died while receiving treatment. Police officers from the Kwalli Division subsequently arrested and charged Abdullahi in court.

Delivering judgment on Oct. 11, 2023, Justice Nasiru Saminu gave him the death sentence for culpable homicide.