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NEWS UPDATE: 10-year-old boy kills, buries nephew in Jigawa bush

NEWS UPDATE: 10-year-old boy kills, buries nephew in Jigawa bush

The Jigawa Province High Tribunal sitting in Gumel had found a 10-year-old boy guilty of the offence of culpable murder in Gumel Local Regime Area.

Presided by Honourable Justice A. M. Sambo, the judicature said the offence is opposite to Subdivision 221(b) of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa Province.

The prosecution led evidence and established the fact that the accused took his 3-year-old nephew (proper name withheld) from his grandmother’s house to his female parent’s home.

He said on their way, the accused kept his nephew under a tree to fetch some grasses in a nearby bush, but the deceased started crying which upset the accused. He, so, strangled the deceased until he died.

The accused afterward dug a shallow grave and buried the 3-year-old boy.

The accused was interrogated by the parents of the deceased on their son’s whereabouts until the next daytime when the accused led the deceased’s begetter, their ward chief, the police officer and some people to the location where he buried the deceased.

The dead body of the little boy was exhumed and taken to a Full general infirmary in Gumel for medical exam.

The Jurist, so, on Thur convicted the accused and ordered the convict to be kept at Kafin Hausa reformatory centre at the Governor’s pleasance.

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