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I’m satisfied justice was served -Mom of Kano lady killed by Chinese lover

Hajiya Fatima Zubairu, mother of Ummulkhulsum Buhari who was murdered by her Chinese boyfriend, Frank Geng-Quarong, has commended the death sentence passed on Geng-Quarong by the Kano State High Court on Tuesday.

The court had convicted the Chinese for the murder of Ummulkhulsum.

Quarong, who is resident in Kano, was convicted on one count of culpable homicide and sentenced to death by hanging.

Presiding Judge, Justice Sunusi Maaji, had rejected all the six witnesses and evidence provided by the convict.

Maaji said the prosecution counsels led by the state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Haruna Dederi, had proved the case beyond reasonable doubts.

He sentenced Quarong to death by hanging but added that the convict had a stipulated time to appeal the case if he was not convinced by the judgement.

Speaking with newsmen after the verdict, the victim’s mother expressed satisfaction with the judge’s decision.

“I am extremely sad I lost my daughter, but I am satisfied justice has been served,” Zubairu said.

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Quarong killed his erstwhile girlfriend, Ummulkhulsum, following a misunderstanding.

During the proceedings, the prosecution counsel informed the court that the convict committed the offence on September 16, 2022, by stabbing the deceased with a knife in her house situated at Janbulo Quarters Kano. The convict said he did it in self-defence when Ummulkhulsum grabbed his testicles.

“The victim was rushed to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor,” Justice Maaji noted.

At the court, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecution then presented six witnesses to prove their case against the defendant, along with four exhibits.

The prosecutor also said the offence contravenes the provision of Section 221(b) of the Penal Code.

The defence counsel, Muhummad Dan’azumi, presented the defendant to defend himself, and one other witness and tendered five exhibits.

He further urged the court to recommend the defendant for the prerogative of mercy pursuant to Section 313 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.

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