A 38 year old father remanded for strangling his son in Minna.

A 38 year old teacher Bashiru Isa, was remanded on Friday after being accused for strangling his son by a Minna magistrate court. Isah, was allegedly arraigned on a one count charge of culpable homicide which is punishable under Section 221 of the Penal Code Law. 


The Police prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Danladi, told the court that one Aisha Bashiru, wife to the accused person, reported the matter at Lapai Police Division on Sept. 19.
Danladi said the complainant alleged that on the same date at about 1:15 am, her husband, a resident of Ebbo village in Lapai, took their son into his room and strangled him to death with his hands without any reasonable excuse.
He said Isah admitted committing the crime during police investigation, and pleaded guilty to the crime, the Magistrate, Maryam King, howeve said the court would not record the plea of the accused because it lacked jurisdiction to try the case.
King has adjourned the case to October 26 for further hearing.

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