Case Of Chinese Who Allegedly Killed Girlfriend Adjourned Over Inability To Get Lawyer

The trial of a Chinese national, Geng Quangrong, 47, before a Kano High Court for allegedly killing his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, 22, has been stalled for the absence of legal representation on Thursday.

The accused, who lives at Nassarawa GRA Quarters Kano, was arraigned on September 21 before a Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court for culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the Penal Code.

Mr Geng, on Thursday, pleaded for an adjournment to enable him to engage a lawyer to represent him.

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Musa Abdullahi-Lawan, the Kano State Attorney General, did not object to the prayer.

“Obviously this case will not go on today without a counsel standing for the suspect.

“It is capital offence in nature in the circumstances for the defendant not having a legal representation, we apply for a short adjournment.”

Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji, the presiding judge, ordered that Mr Geng remained in a Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter until October 4 for arraignment.

The police alleged that Mr Geng went to the residence of his girlfriend Ummukulsum in Janbulo Quarters Kano on September 16 and stabbed her in the neck with a sharp object during a misunderstanding.