...FIDA demands probe, justice
By Bashir Bello & Abdulmumin Murtala, KANO
A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Kano State, yesterday, remanded in a prison facility, a Chinese national, Geng Quarong, for allegedly killing his ex-Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum Buhari.
Quarong was arraigned before the court by the Kano State Police Commissioner on a one-count charge of culpable homicide contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code.
Trial magistrate, Hanif Yusuf, ordered his remand in prison custody, pending legal advice from the state Ministry of Justice.
The court, however, adjourned the case to October 13, 2022.
It would be recalled that Quanrong, 47, of Nassarawa GRA Quarters Kano, was alleged to have gone to the residence of Ummukulsum Buhari, 22, on September 16, 2022, attacked her with a sharp knife, inflicting deep cuts on her neck and some other parts of her body, leading to her death.
FIDA demands probe, justice for Ummukulsum
Meanwhile, reacting to the case, the Kano State chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, demanded a thorough investigation and justice for Ummukulsum.
Chairperson of the state FIDA chapter, Bilkisu Suleiman, in a statement, after the association’s visit to sympathise with the deceased’s family, condemned the incident.
She said: “We condemn in strongest terms the murder of Ummukulsum Buhari. We call on the authorities concerned to ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted and justice is done.”