CHINESE NATIONAL, CHARGED TO COURT, DENIES KILLING KANO GIRLFRIEND

A Chinese national, Geng Quangrong, accused of killing his Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum Sani Buhari, has denied charges levelled against him before a Kano high court number 17 at Miller road presided over by Justice Sunusi Ado Ma’aji.

Recall that the case could not be heard earlier due to the absence of an interpreter as the accused person claimed not to understand the English language but his Chinese native language.

At the resumed hearing, the state counsel led by Kano State Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi Lawal, presented the court with an interpreter courtesy of the Chinese embassy in Nigeria, Mr Guo Cumru.

The prosecution counsel then filed an application for 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 September 16th, 2022 about 21:00, went to a house at Janbulo quarters of Gwale Local Government Area of Kano, within Kano judicial discourse, 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 and thereby committed an offence 221(b) of the Penal Code law as amended,” the charge sheet read in part.

The accused person, however, denied the charges levelled against him.

The attorney general prayed the court to adjourn the case by two weeks to enable them to tender witnesses on November 14th, 15th and 16th.

Defence counsel led by Muhammad Balarabe Dan’azumi, however, objected that it wasn’t convenient for him seeking another date.

The prosecution counsel moved a motion that the interpreter comes from Abuja and should be regarded.

The judge, Sunusi Ado Ma’aji adjourned the case to November 16th, 17th and 18th for further hearing.

City & Crime reports that Geng is being accused of murdering 23-year-old Ummulkulthum Buhari.

The deceased and accused were said to have been dating before the relationship turned sour.

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