A 27-year-old man, Salisu Ali, was on Tuesday sentenced to death by hanging for committing culpable homicide.
Ali of Zango village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi state, had reportedly lured his seven-year-old brother, Yusuf Ali, to the bush where he hit him with a stick, killing him instantly.
According to the prosecution counsel, Sabiu Adamu Gumba, the accused later cut off the manhood of the deceased and gave it to his dog.
The prosecution counsel presented his first witness, Aliyu Shehu, who is father to both the accused and the deceased.
He told the court that the deceased was sent to the market by his mother on the day he was killed to buy detergent only for him to be lured by the accused into the bush.
He said a Good Samaritan informed him that he saw the accused with the deceased on their way to the bush, adding that some youth in the village later forced the accused into the bush where he showed them the body of the murdered boy.
In a confessional statement, the accused confirmed that he killed Yusuf due to the misunderstanding between him and the mother of the deceased – (both accused and deceased reportedly have different mothers but the same father).
According to him, he did not take any intoxicant while committing the offence and the deceased did not engage him in a fight during the incident as he fell and died instantly.
In his ruling, Justice Muhammad Abubakar Sambo of the state High Court ordered that the accused be hung on the neck until he was certified dead.
(Source: DAILY POST)