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Court sentence Father, Son to death by Hanging

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Hamida Ibrahim and his son, Ashiru Ibrahim, have been convicted by a High Court sitting in Zamfara of culpable homicide, hence sentenced to death by hanging.

Hamida Ibrahim and his son and Ashiru Ibrahim had stabbed Rabiu Tudu with a knife after a dispute ensued between them which resulted in the death of the Tudu.

Justice Muktar Yushau, in his judgement, said that the convicts were arraigned in 2018 on two count charges of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide he presiding judge ruled that both the father and his son were guilty,

“They are sentenced to death by hanging until they are confirmed dead.” he ruled. Vanguard newspaper learnt that Hamida Ibrahim and his son Ashiru Ibrahim were native of Gobirawa village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara state and were found guilty of culpable homicide.

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Culpable homicide a crime which entails committing or omitting an unpremeditated act which subsequently leads to the eventual death of the victim of the crime, as opposed to murder which is an intentional or premeditated act which leads to the death of the victim. Culpable homicide is an offence which is punishable under Section 221 of the Penal Code.

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