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Court remands Chinese National for alleged murder of girlfriend


By Ramatu Garba

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 alleged murder of his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, 22.
The police charged Geng, who lives in Nassarawa 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 Oct.13,  for further mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Khalifa Auwal-Hashim, said that Geng committed the offence on Sept.16, at Janbulo Quarters in Kano.
He alleged that on the same at about 9.30 p.m, Geng attacked Sani with a knife after a misunderstanding.
The police said that Sani was rushed to  the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano were 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.