Stella Dimoko Court Sentences Son Of former Rep Member To Hanging


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Friday, December 30, 2016

Court Sentences Son Of former Rep Member To Hanging

A Katsina State High Court sitting in Funtua on Thursday sentenced Mu’ammar Tukur, son of former District Head of Bakori, to death by hanging for culpable homicide.

Tukur, 32, whose late father represented Bakori/Danja Federal Constituency at Federal House of Representatives, was convicted for using knife to stabbed Shafir Muktar to death.
In his judgment, Justice Abbas Bawale, said the prosecution led by Mr Aminu Garba had established the case of culpable homicide against the convict beyond reasonable doubt.

Bawale said the prosecution called five witnesses and tendered four exhibits which established the three needed ingredients, including death of the victim, cause of the death and intention of the action.
He said the incident occurred on April 21, 2008 in a serial fight between the convict and the some of the prosecution witnesses at viewing centre.
The judge said the defence counsel, Mr AbdulAziz Olagoke, effort to contradict the evidence of the prosecution was futile.

He said the defence argument that the prosecution did not tender the metallic material used in committing the offence could not be sustained.
The judge held that the convict ran way between 2008 and 2013 and was arrested at the grave yard during the funeral of his deceased mother.
Bawale held that convict’s reliance on provocation was not material because he left the scene and came with the metallic instrument to perpetrate the action.
He said the prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt as required by law and sentenced the convict to death by hanging.

The judge also said the plea for leniency could not be entertained because the court’s discretion was blocked by law and directed that the plea should be set to the state governor.
He advised the defence to file its appeal within 90 days.

NAN via dailytrust


  1. I know they will still let him go free

    1. Definitely they free him. That's 9ja for u

  2. Football causing rift since 19birigidim. Death by hanging is too harsh, life imprisonment would have been better. Rip to him in advance.

  3. Hmmm
    Please any bv in Asaba? I need a place in Asaba to stay for the mean time... Till I get a place to lay my head. Which street has the best power supply in Asaba? Where's the most affordable place in Asaba. Thanks

  4. This should set an example to all elites they are not above the law!!!

  5. Am sure if it was a Christian or commoner he stab to death he will be walking free, jokers

    1. Wow... how you contradict yourself.
      A politically connected murderer is punished, you complain that it's because he is not a commoner. what exactly are you saying??? Kindly expansiate.
      Funny how we cling to negatives and bring in religion when justice has been served.
      How cheap and trivial

    2. Your head lk gallon of kerosene..

  6. Its sad how people let anger put them in such place. What do I know. Sorry for him anyway

  7. Anyway.. Am gona read n wait for their next action cuz I know what those idiot can do...

    Dont be surprised if he is later discharged and ...... (Fill in d gap)

    Mc pinky

  8. Gud a.m Stella n my fellow Blog visitors n how wz ur nty...

  9. That's the only thing they know violence. Children of Ishmaelite


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