Man to die by hanging for burning another to death

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A Kano State High Court has sentenced a 30-year-old man, Ya’u Tukur, to death by hanging over the death of a man he doused with kerosene and set ablaze.

The presiding judge, Usman Naaba, said it was proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offence sometimes in 2013 at Dandago quarters of Kano State.

Mr. Tukur was accused of pouring kerosene on Garba Shehu and setting him ablaze following an argument on a minor issue, leading to Mr. Shehu’s death.

Justice Naaba, while ruling in the trial that lasted three years, said the accused committed the offense with the intent to kill and therefore sentenced him to death by hanging.

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