Kano court sentences wife to death for killing husband

Kano court sentences wife to death for killing husband

- A Kano state High Court has found a wife, Rashida Saidu, guilty of killing her husband, Adamu Ali

- The prosecution told the court that Saidu at their residence in Dorayi Quarters pushed her husband from a one story building

- When delivering judgment, Justice Ahmad Badamasi ruled that prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt

A wife, Rashida Saidu, has been sentenced to death by a Kano state High Court, for killing Adamu Ali.

The convict was found guilty of killing her husband who was until his death, a staff of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Kano.

The prosecution told the court that the Saidu at their residence in Dorayi Quarters about a year ago pushed her husband from a one-story building during a disagreement which resulted in the death of the 56-year-old man.

During the proceedings, the prosecution presented four witnesses to back its argument, while the suspect presented two witnesses to counter the allegation of culpability in the death of her husband.

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Justice Ahmad Badamasi in his judgment ruled that prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt, and sentenced the suspect to death by hanging.

In another news report, about 18 participants have graduated from a four weeks training organised by the Defence Space Administration (DSA) Abuja in conjunction with the African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST)

The participants who are military officers and civilians carefully selected by the DSA, embarked on the course which focused on image and terrain analysis as well as defence mapping.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony on Friday, February 21, the Chief of Defence Space Administration, Major-General EG Whyte, represented by the director of procurement, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo said the training is in line with the mandate of the DSA.

His words: “We are building capacity for space-based satellite capacity with a view to improving our operational efficiency with the emerging security challenges in the country.

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“They've been exposed to the practice of what they were taught by AFRIGIST which was the resource institute for the programme.”

On his part, the director of earth observation in the DSA, Air Vice Marshal Emmanuel Chukwu stated that troops at the front-line fighting insurgency need intelligence to succeed.

“The DSA is established to support them with geospatial intelligence for them to know how the enemies manoeuvre through satellite imagery and so on and so forth.

“This course is meant to build the capacity of our boys in doing that. We have facilities. With this training, they will be able to produce the imagery and all the geospatial intelligence required for those at the war front to prosecute the insurgency,” he said.

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