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Nigerian Queen Who Killed King For Marrying Another Wife Sentenced To Death By Hanging

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Nigerian Queen Who Killed King For Marrying Another Wife Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Nasarawa State

Justice Aisha Bashir of the Nasarawa State High Court II, sitting in Lafia, yesterday sentenced Amina, wife of late Alhaji Adamu Zubairu, to death by hanging for killing her husband.

Zubairu, until his death in February 2014, was the ‘Gom Mama’ traditional ruler of Kwarra chiefdom in Wamba Local Government Area of the state.

Delivering judgment, Justice Bashir held that the prosecution has proven its case beyond reasonable doubts. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the police arrested the wife of the traditional ruler in connection with his death on the eve of his marriage to another woman on February, 15, 2014.

Amina, one of the wives being the prime suspect was arrested and charged to court for culpable homicide. Reacting to the judgment, Jibrin Aboki, the prosecution counsel, hailed the decision of the court, saying it would serve as a deterrent.

Abdullahi, first son of the deceased, also expressed satisfaction with the judgment. Meanwhile, Mr Shekama Sheltu, counsel to the accused said his client would appeal against the judgement.



  1. Lola Adegbola

    December 12, 2018 at 6:15 AM

    How old is the convict.If she is 14, then you have no right to blame or jail her.
    A child who supposed to still be under her parent will learn nothing in such environment

  2. Fifelomo

    December 12, 2018 at 7:01 AM

    Rip in advance.

  3. iron bar

    December 12, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    funny naija,thought we have sharia,same news in kano is under sharia jurisdiction..IN nassarawa,its the high(english) court even though muslim marriage is deliberation..1999 constitution is one hell of a garbage.needs to be revised and should be applicable to all as along as we remain a secular nation.

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