29-Year-Old Sentenced To Death by hanging in Jigawa
A 29-year-old, identified as Mustapha Idris, has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Jigawa State High court for killing his girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu, who was pregnant.
Mustapha and late Nafisa, who was a divorcee, resided in Daneji village in the State.
Following police investigation, it was discovered that Mustapha slit the throat of late Nafisa, leaving her to die in a pool of her own blood.
When interrogated, the suspect initially denied the allegation but later confessed to committing the crime.
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Idris confessed that he killed Ms Nafisu after she told him she was three months pregnant.
According to him, he killed her to avoid the shame of giving birth outside wedlock.
“I am ashamed of how the society will see us after she delivers the unborn child out of wedlock, and thus I decided to terminate her life to stay away from shame,” he said in court.
In a ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Kazaure, found him guilty and had the 29-Year-Old sentenced to death by hanging.