Nigeria: Man sentenced to death by hanging for killing his 17-year-old neighbour for money ritual in Bauchi

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Bauchi State High Court has sentenced a man, Musa Hamza, to death by hanging for killing his 17-year-old neighbour, Adamu Ibrahim.

Hamza,23, was arrested on December 21, 2020, for the gruesome murder of the deceasedd in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi on December 21, 2022.

He had voluntarily confessed to have committed the crime, saying he was asked by a ritualist to bring the eyes for ritual to enable him to be rich.

The court presided over by Justice Faruq Umar Sarki sentenced him to death by hanging having been found guilty of the offence he was charged for.

Justice Faruq Umar delivered the judgement and pronounced the sentence after he was found guilty of killing the teenage boy, cutting his neck, plucking out his 2 eyes, putting the eyeballs in a bottle, and burying his head, and body at different locations.

Lawyers from the State Ministry of Justice, comprising Mohammed Y Ibrahim, Salihu A Haruna and Ali S Yusuf had filed a case against the convict accusing him of the offence of murder, punishable with death as per section 221 of the Penal code law.

The prosecutors told the court that Musa Hamza, from Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state, had called the deceased to a nearby bush.