At the resumed hearing on the case involving a Chinese national, Geng Quangrong who was accused of killing his Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum Sani Buhari, the suspect denied all the charges levelled against him.
Appearing before a Kano High Court presided over by Justice Sunusi Ado Ma’aji, the state counsel led by the Kano State Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi Lawal, presented the court with an interpreter courtesy of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Mr Guo Cumru.
Lawal who noted that there was an adjournment of the trial over the absence of an interpreter, said Kano state’s ministry of justice wrote to the embassy and they availed them with one.
After presenting the interpreter, the prosecution counsel then filed an application of trial of the accused person under Sections 123 sub 1a of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Kano State.
“That you, Geng Quangrong of railway quarters in Kano, on the 16th of September 2022 about 21:00, went to a house at Janbulo Quarters of Gwale Local Government Area of Kano, did commit culpable homicide punishable with death.
“That you caused the death of Ummukulsum Sani Buhari of the same address by stabbing the said Ummukulsum on different parts of her body with a knife with knowledge that her death will be the probable consequence of your act, thereby committing an offence 221(b) of the penal code law as amended.”
After Geng denied the charge levelled against him, the Attorney General prayed the court to adjourn the case by two weeks to enable them tender witnesses on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November.
However a defence counsel, Muhammad Balarabe Dan’azumi objected to this while stating that it wasn’t convenient for him. He also asked for another date.
The judge, Sunusi Ado Ma’aji adjourned the case to 16th, 17th and 18th of November for further hearing after the prosecution counsel moved a motion that the interpreter comes from Abuja and should be considered.
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