Kano court sentences woman to death by hanging for killing husband

A Kano State High Court on Friday sentenced one Rashida Sa’idu to death by hanging for causing the death of her husband, Adamu Ali, after pushing him out of a storey building in the state, DAILY NIGERIAN reports.

The convict had been charged to court since last year, following her alleged complicity in the death of her husband who was, until his death, a staff of the Federal College of Education, FCE, Kano.

Prosecution Counsel, Mariam Jilbrin had told the court that Mrs Saidu engaged her husband in a fight at their residence in Dorayi Quarters about a year ago.

The prosecution counsel added that during the fight, she allegedly pushed the deceased down from one-storey building which eventually led to his death.

During the trials, the prosecution produced four witnesses to the court to prove their charges against the suspect.

However, the suspect, through her lawyer, Illiya Dauda, denied the charges and proceeded to produce her own two witnesses to counter the allegation of culpability in the charges.

Thereafter, in his judgement, Justice Ahmad Badamasi held that the prosecution had proven their case “beyond reasonable doubt”, adding that suspect was pivotal to the death of her 56-year-old husband.

The Judge, therefore, sentenced her to death by hanging.

Reacting to the judgement, the family of the late Ali, described the death sentence passed on the ex-wife of their brother as just and fair.

A relative of the deceased, Ali Usman said that with the judgement of the court, the right of the deceased has been upheld, expressing happiness that justice has come the way of the deceased barely a year after his death.

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