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Nigerian Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Friend Over N20 Loan

Jayfred Ugo

A 25-year-old man, identified as Umar Yakubu, was sentenced to death by hanging for stabbing his friend to death over a N20 loan.

The Prosecution Counsel, Lamido Soron-Dinki, had informed the court earlier, that on June 13, 2018, at about 11 am in Sabiwar Gandu Quarters, Kano State, the accused asked the deceased, Ibrahim Adamu, to give him a loan of N20.

Soron-Dinki added that Yakubu stabbed the deceased on the chest with a pair of scissors when he refused to give him the N20 loan and fled the scene.

The court found the accused, a resident of Sabiwar Gandu Quarters in Kano State, guilty on one-count charge of culpable homicide. He was convicted according to the section 221 of the penal code law.

The Judge handling proceedings, Justice Dije Aboki, while delivering his final verdict on the case, stated that the prosecution counsel had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt. He also warned those in attendance to flee from such hideous crimes, as they would not escape the wrath of the law.