A Kano state high court sitting at Audu Bako Secretariat Monday condemned a 22-years old man to death by hanging.
The court ordered the hanging to death of one Ibrahim Suleiman, a resident of Kaya quarters in Gaya local government, Kano, north-west Nigeria.
Judicialsketch.com reports that the convicted man was first arraigned before the court on 5th February 2019, on a one-count charge of culpable homicide, punishable with death.
The prosecutor, state counsel, Lamido Soron Dinki, told the court that Ibrahim Suleiman had on 5th June 2018, at about 7:30am used a stick to strike a 5-year old girl named Bilkisu Garba on her head.
He further stated that Bilkisu Garba died as a result of the injury inflicted on her by Ibrahim.
The prosecution summoned three witnesses who gave testimony against the convict. The witnesses, Jamila Zubairu, Inspector Abubakar Adamu, and Chinda Chiwa all testified in the case.
The prosecution tendered a stick, medical report and the confessional statements made to the police by the convict.
Ibrahim, represented by barrister Mustapha Idris, denied the allegation that was slammed against him.
The presiding judge, Justice A. T. Badamasi held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, and condemned Ibrahim to death by hanging.