Man sentenced to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend in Jigawa

A 29-year-old man identified as “Mustapha Idrith” has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend.

Mustapha was sentenced to death by the Jigawa State High Court sitting in Ringim on Tuesday for killing his lover.

Justice Ahmed Muhammad Abubakar sentenced the convict to death after finding him guilty of the offence.

Abubakar said the offence was contrary to section 221 of the penal code and sentenced him to death by hanging.

According to the report, the convict Mustapha Idrith of Daneji village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State was arrested in connection with the killing of his girlfriend.

The suspect was arrested on Jan. 18, 2020, for allegedly using a knife to slit the throat of Nafisa Hashim of the same village after he invited her to the outskirts of the village.

The suspect who was an Abuja orange seller, however, revealed to DAILY POST that he killed his victim to bury his shame because she was carrying his three-month pregnancy out of wedlock.

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