A Yobe High Court on Tuesday sentenced an applicant, Muhammed Adamu, to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Hauwa Muhammad, 24.
Delivering judgment, Justice A. Jauro, held that he found him guilty of murder under Section 221 of the Penal Code.
Jauro held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Hauwa was intentionally killed by the convict,
â€œI therefore sentence you that Muhammed Adamu to die by hanging. May God have mercy on youâ€�, said Jauro.
Speaking to newsmen after the judgment, defence counsel, Mr M. Dauda, said that he would carefully study the verdict and possibly file an appeal.
Also speaking to newsmen, the convict said:â€� I have been praying to God for the best judgment.
â€œI believe that it is the will of God for me and I believe this verdict is Godâ€™s choice. I whole heatedly accept itâ€�.