Court Takes Action As 18-Year-Old Thug Stabs Kano Imam to Death

Court Takes Action As 18-Year-Old Thug Stabs Kano Imam to Death

  • Yusuf Haruna attacked and fatally stabbed the 45-year-old Imam with a sharp knife in his back, leading to his tragic demise
  • The Chief Magistrate Binta Ibrahim-Galadanchi, presiding over the case, ordered the remand of the notorious thug in a Correctional Centre until the court's next sitting
  • The incident occurred on December 31, 2023, when the defendant reportedly attacked the 45-year-old Imam with a sharp knife, resulting in fatal injuries, leading to his demise journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano, on Wednesday, January 10, ordered that an 18-year-old, Yusuf Haruna, be remanded in a Correctional Centre for allegedly stabbing an Imam, Sani Mohammed, 45, to death.

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Teen suspect remanded over death of Imam in Kano state. Photo credit: Federal High Court
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As reported by Daily Trust, the defendant, who lives in Tudun Nufawa Quarters Kano, was charged with culpable homicide.

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Court remand thug for killing Kano Imam

The 18-year-old thug is facing charges of culpable homicide for allegedly stabbing the 45-year-old Imam Sani Mohammed to death for cautioning him and his gang against smoking Indian hemp around the mosque premises.

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The prosecutor, Mrs. Fatima Ado-Ahmad, told the court that Musa Yunusa, of the same address reported the incident at Jakara Police Division Kano on December 31, 2023, which prompted a police investigation, The Punch report added.

The defendant denied the charges, and Chief Magistrate Binta Ibrahim-Galadanchi ordered the defendant's remand in a Correctional Centre and scheduled the next hearing for Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

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In another development, reported that terrorists suspected to be bandits attacked a community in Sokoto state.

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They burnt a mother, her daughter-in-law and two children alive.

The bandits were said to have attacked Kurya village in Rabah local government area of the state on Sunday evening, December 24.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a student of Sheikh Kamaldeen Arabic School, Ilọrin, Kwara state, simply identified as Alfa Musa, allegedly took his own life over unanswered prayer.

The tragic incident occurred in the Ogidi area of Ilorin West local government area on Thursday, December 7.

The 22-year-old deceased student was found dead after one of his friends visited his residence and found the door to his room locked.


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