Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

By Ojukwu Emmanuel Chiadikaobi

 

A Chinese national, Frank Geng-Quangrong, has been sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of his girlfriend, Ummukulsum Buhari. The Kano High Court, located in Miller Road, pronounced the verdict on Tuesday, with Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji presiding over the case.

The court found Geng-Quangrong guilty of the heinous crime, which occurred in September 2022. At that time, he was arrested by the police and detained on charges of culpable homicide for the killing of Buhari, aged 22, at her residence in Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano.

During the trial, the prosecution argued that Geng-Quangrong’s actions violated Section 221(b) of the Penal Code Law, emphasizing the seriousness of the offense.

The sentencing of Geng-Quangrong to death by hanging serves as a poignant reminder of the consequences of such crimes within the jurisdiction. It underscores the commitment of the legal system to uphold justice and ensure accountability for perpetrators of violent acts.

This case has sparked conversations about domestic violence and the importance of safeguarding individuals from harm, irrespective of their nationality. It also highlights the role of the judiciary in delivering fair and impartial judgments to maintain law and order in society.

The ruling has been met with mixed reactions, with some commending the court’s decision to hold Geng-Quangrong accountable for his actions, while others express sorrow for the tragic loss of Buhari’s life and the impact it has had on her loved ones.

As the nation grapples with issues of crime and justice, this verdict serves as a reminder of the need for continued efforts to address violence against women and promote a culture of respect, equality, and dignity for all members of society.

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