The Kano State High Court presided by Justice Usman Naabba, has sentenced a 19-year-old man, Ibrahim Khalil, to death by hanging for the murder of his 5-year-old nephew, Ahmad Ado, by sellotaping his nose and mouth.
Khalil, whose address was not provided by the court, was convicted on two-count of kidnapping and culpable homicide.
Justice Na’abban in his judgment held that the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore sentenced the convict to 14 years imprisonment for kidnapping.
Na’abba also sentenced the convict to death by hanging for homicide.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Lamido Sorondinki, had informed the court that the convict committed the offense sometime in 2019 at Karkasara Quarters in the Kano metropolis.
Sorondinki said that the defendant kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado, and in the process used a sellotape to cover his nose and mouth and buried him in a shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka in Kano.
The prosecution presented three witnesses to the court and four exhibits to prove their case against the defendant.
The convict, however, denied committing the offense.