Court Remands Chinese Over Alleged Murder of Lover in Kano, Clarifies Issues of Jurisdiction

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A Magistrate Court in Kano under Magistrate Hanif Sanusi Ciroma, holds that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case in which a Chinese national Geng Quanrong was brought before it for allegedly stabbing his Kano girlfriend Ummukulthum Sani Buhari (Ummita) to death.

The court however, ordered that the accused be remanded pending clarifications on matters of jurisdiction from the state Ministry of Justice.

In this regard, the prosecution counsel, Khalifa Awwal Hashim, appealed to the Court to return the accused to the a custodial facility since it had no jurisdiction pending the legal advice from the Kano State ministry of justice.

The court had ordered Quanrong to be remanded in Kurmawa Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kano.

The order of the court followed the arraignment of the accused person before the court by the police on a charge of culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the penal code.

The magistrate ruled that the accused person be remanded at the custodial facility till October 13, 2022 for arraignment before a court with jurisdiction.

Vanguard had reported last week that Ummita was stabbed severally to death by her Chinese lover after things fell apart in their relationship.

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