A 22-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa, has been remanded in a correction center following the alleged killing of his 50-year-old mother, Hajara Mohammed.
The Senior Magistrates’ Court in Kano issued the order for his remand after he was charged with culpable homicide.
During the court proceedings, the Prosecution Counsel, Rabi’a Sa’ad, stated that the defendant committed the offense on May 3 in Rimin Kebe Quarters, Kano.
According to the prosecution, on that day at approximately 6 p.m., Musa used a sharp knife to stab his mother, causing multiple injuries on different parts of her body.
Hajara was immediately rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where a medical doctor confirmed her death.
Despite the charges against him, the defendant pleaded not guilty, but the police have stated that Musa’s actions are in violation of Section 221 of the Penal Code.
In light of the circumstances, Senior Magistrate Ibrahim Almustafa-Kofarmata ordered that the case file be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case until June 27.