Court remands Chinese National for alleged murder of Nigerian girlfriend
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano, on Wednesday, ordered that a 47-year-old Chinese National, Geng Quanrong, be remanded in a correctional centre for the alleged murder of his 22-year-old Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulthum Sani.
The police charged Geng, who lives in Nasarawa GRA Quarters, Kano, with culpable homicide.
Chief Magistrate, Hanif Sanusi-Chiroma, who did take the plea of Geng, ordered that he should be remanded in Kurmawa Correctional Centre, pending legal advice.
Sanusi-Chiroma adjourned the matter until October 13, for further mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Khalifa Auwal-Hashim, said that Geng committed the offence on September 16, at Janbulo Quarters in Kano.
He alleged that on the same at about 9.30 pm, Geng attacked Sani with a knife after a misunderstanding.
The police said that Sani was rushed to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano where she was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.
Auwal-Hashim in his prayer urged the court to seek legal advice because the matter was a capital offence and the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain it.
The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of Section 221 of the Penal Code.