Man sentenced to death for killing his girlfriend in Yobe – Daily Post Nigeria

A Yobe High Court, on Tuesday sentenced one Muhammed Adamu to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Hauwa Muhammad, 24.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Justice A. Jauro, held that he found him guilty of murder under Section 221 of the Penal Code.

Jauro held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed by the convict,

The judge ruled, ”by virtues of section 273 Criminal Procedural Code, when a person is sentenced to death, he be hanged by the neck to death.

“I therefore sentence you Muhammed Adamu to die by hanging. May God have mercy on you”, said Jauro.

Mr M. Dauda, the defence counsel said that he would carefully study the verdict and possibly file an appeal.

speaking to newsmen, Adamu said: “I have been praying to God for the best judgment.

”I believe that it is the will of God for me and I believe this verdict is God’s choice. I whole heatedly accept it”.

NAN reports that on June 5, 2018, the Police in Yobe alleged that Adamu killed his girlfriend, Hauwa, on May 29, 2018, during an altercation.