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Chinese Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Nigerian Lover In Kano

Report from Kano, the capital of Kano State, North West Nigeria says, the State  High Court, has sentenced Frank Geng-Quangrong, a Chinese man, to death by hanging for killing Ummukulsum Sani, his Nigerian girlfriend.

Frank was arraigned on a one-count charge of culpable homicide.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecution had told the court that the offence contravenes section 221(b) of the Penal Code.

The prosecution presented six witnesses and four exhibits to prove their case against the defendant, according to The Cable.

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

Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji, the trial judge, on Tuesday, said the prosecution team proved their case beyond reasonable doubt.

The judge said the defendant’s testimony was inconsistent and held that he is guilty of the crime.

On September 16, 2022, Geng-Quangrong reportedly stabbed his girlfriend to death at her residence in Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso LGA of Kano.

The Chinese national fled the scene after the incident.

The lady was rushed to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

Days later, Geng-Quangrong was arrested by the police.

In his testimony, the Chinese national said he did not “intentionally” stab the deceased but did so in self defence after she grabbed his testes. – TC

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