Jigawa court acquits man accused of killing friend


Jigawa State High Court of Justice sitting in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state has on Tuesday discharged and acquitted one Abubakar Garba accused for killing his friend.

The accused person was arraigned in the year 2018 over alleged using an axed and caused serious injury to one Abubakar Juli (deceased) which led to his death.

The incident happened at Maduba Fulani Settlement of Buji Local Government where he was arrested and charge to court.

In prove of the case, the prosecution counsel presented two witnesses and tendered exhibits While the defendant testified as a witness in his own defence.

Delivering the judgement, Honourable Justice Musa Ubale, said the offence of Culpable Homicide is punishable with death under Section 221 (b) of the Penal Code Laws of Jigawa State 2012.

He said the prosecution counsel failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt, thereby the defendant was discharged and acquitted.

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