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Court: Wife to die by hanging for killing husband



A Kano High Court sitting in Audu Bako Secretariat, yesterday, sentenced a housewife, Rashida Saidu, to death by hanging.Rashida, who was standing a murder charged for allegedly killing her husband, Dr. Adamu Ali, a teaching staff of Federal College of Education, Kano, until his death, did not survived the trial.


In his judgment, the presiding Judge, Justice A.T Badamasi ruled that the culprit is guilty of murder and thereby condemn her to death.Justice Badamasi’s judgment came exactly 25 days after Justice Yusuf Halilu of Federal capital territory (FCT) High Court, held similar death sentence to Maryam Sanda, who was convicted for murder of her late husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

Prosecution Counsel, Mariam Jilbrin, who confirmed the incidence, stressed that four witnesses were presented to the court to prove their charge against the convict.


However, the suspect’s lawyer, Illiya Dauda, had denied the charge after producing two witnesses, who countered the allegation of culpability in the death of late Dr. Adamu.

In his judgment however, the judge held that the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt, and that suspect was pivotal to the death of her 56-year-old husband. The Judge, therefore, sentenced her to death by hanging.


Rashida, who was the second wife of her late husband, was said to have engaged the husband in hot altercation before she suddenly pushed him down from their one storey building at Dorayi Quarters, in the metropolis, Aminu Saidu, a staff of the college told our correspondent on telephone. Theguardianng
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