A Kano Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (September 21st) ordered the pre-trial detention of a Chinese national, Geng Quanrong, for the murder of his Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum Sani Buhari.
Geng killed 23-year-old Ummu on Friday, September 16, at his home in Kabuga Quarters, Dorayi Babba area, Kano state. He reportedly confessed to the crime after being arrested by police in Kano. Geng, 47, said he killed Ummi because she promised to marry him, but then reneged on that promise after spending so much money on her.
At his arraignment this morning, the court ordered that he be remanded to Kurmawa Medium Security Detention Center. The court order follows the appearance of the defendant in court by the police on the charge of intentional homicide contrary to article 221 of the penal code.
However, the magistrate, Hanif Sanusi Ciroma, ruled that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.
Prosecution lawyer Khalifa Auwal Hashim later appealed to the court to remand the accused to a custodial facility as it lacked jurisdiction pending legal opinion from the Ministry of Justice of the United States. Kano State.
Granting the appeal, the magistrate ordered that the accused be remanded in custody until October 13, 2022, to be brought before a competent court.