Ibrahim Khalil, 19, was sentenced to death by hanging by a Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Usman Na’abba for the murder of his five-year-old nephew, Ahmad Ado.
Ibrahim Khalil was found guilty of kidnapping and culpable homicide on two counts.
Because the prosecution established its case beyond a reasonable doubt, Justice Na’abba sentenced the defendant to 14 years in jail for abduction.
Ibrahim Khalil was likewise sentenced to death by hanging for homicide by Na’abba.
Earlier, Mr Lamido Sorondinki, the prosecution’s lawyer, told the court that the prisoner committed the crimes sometime in 2019 in Kano’s Karkasara Quarters.
Sorondinki said the defendant kidnapped his sister’s son, Ado, and used sellotape to cover his nostrils and mouth and buried him in a shallow grave at Sabuwar Sheka in Kano.
The prosecution presented three witnesses to the court and four exhibits.