By Abimbola Ogunnaike
A Kano High Court presided over by Justice Halima Sulaiman has sentenced a housewife, Rukayya Abubakar, to life imprisonment for killing her stepchild.
The prosecution counsel, Barrister Rabia Sa’ad, informed the court that in 2021, Rukayya threw her stepchild into a well, an action that led to his death.
According to Sa’ad, the offence that the accused committed contravened section 221 of the Penal Code.
During the trial, the prosecution counsel presented four witnesses before the court.
The defense counsel, Barrister Rilwan Muhammad, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy becauss the convict is a mother with many children to cater for.