Crime Watch

Man allegedly kills clerk sent to summon him to court

A man identified as Linus Dimas has been arrested for allegedly killing a court clerk, Yauba Usman, sent to summon him in Adamawa State.

The Adamawa state Command made this known in a statement on Tuesday, disclosing that its officers arrested the suspect on Monday, December 18.

Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje said Linus, 43, stabbed the clerk of Nasarawo Jereng Area Court severely when he showed up at his place to serve him with the court summons.

The suspect, a resident of Kugama Wuro Jibir, Mayo Belwa Local Government Area was said to have rejected the summons.

According to the statement: “The suspect, on December 18, 2023, rejected court summons served on him by Yauba Usman, a staff of Nasarawo Jereng Area Court and stabbed him severally with a knife, thereby inflicting deep cuts on him.”

The police added that the court clerk was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

In another news…

CorrectNG recalls that 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.