Mother sentenced for alleged murder of 5-year-old son

Mother sentenced for alleged murder of 5-year-old son

 

A 27-year-old woman, Saratu Ya’u, was arraigned Wednesday before a High Court in Kano, for the alleged murder of her 5-year-old son.

The accused, who resides in the village of Sabon Birni in the local government area of ​​Gwarzo, faces a culpable homicide charge, reports NAN.

The prosecutor, Mr Lamido Sorondinki, told the court the accused committed the offense June 12, 2018 in Sabon Birni, Gwarzo.

Sorondinki alleged the same day, at 8:25 a.m., the accused massacred his 5-year-old son with a sharp knife, resulting in his .

The prosecution filed a petition in court with reference to section 280 (1, 2, 3 and 4) of the Criminal Justice Act 2019, requesting the court to send the defendant to a hospital for a medical evaluation.

According to the prosecution, the offense violates article 221 of the Criminal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded guilty to the prosecution.

The trial judge, Judge Ibrahim Karaye, ordered the defendant be returned to a hospital for medical examinations.

Karaye adjourned the case October 8 for a hearing.

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