A Magistrate’s court in Kano on Wednesday September 21, ordered the remand of Chinese national, Geng Quanrong, over the murder of his Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum Sani Buhari.
Geng killed 23-year-old Ummu last Friday, September 16, in her home in Kabuga Quarters, Dorayi Babba area of Kano State. He reportedly confessed to the crime after he was arrested by the police in Kano. Geng, 47, said he killed Ummi because she promised to marry him but later reneged on that promise after he had spent so much money on her.
At his arraignment this morning, the court ordered that he be remanded in Kurmawa Medium Security Custodial Centre. The order of the court followed the arraignment of the accused person before the court by the police on the charge of culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the penal code.
However, the Magistrate, Hanif Sanusi Ciroma, held that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case.
Prosecution counsel, Khalifa Auwal Hashim, thereafter appealed to the Court to return the accused to a custodial facility since it had no jurisdiction pending the legal advice from the Kano State ministry of justice.
In granting the appeal, the magistrate ruled that the accused person be remanded at the custodial facility till October 13, 2022, for arraignment before a court with jurisdiction.