A magistrate court in Kano has today, Wednesday, September 21, ordered the remand of Chinese national, Geng Quanrong, for the murder of his Nigerian lover, Ummukulsum Sani Buhari.
Geng had killed 23-year-old Ummu last Friday, September 16, in her home in Kabuga Quarters, in Kano State. This news is coming after he allegedly confessed to the murder after being arrested by police officials in Kano.
Geng, aged 47, had said that he killed Ummi because the deceased promised him marriage but later reneged on that promise after he had spent so much on her.
At his arraignment this morning, the court directed that he be remanded in Kurmawa Medium Security Custodial Centre. This order followed the arraignment of the accused person before the magistrate court by the police on the charge of culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of the penal code.
However, Magistrate Hanif Sanusi Ciroma, attested that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case. In granting the appeal, the magistrate ruled that the accused person be remanded at the custodial facility until 13th October 2022, for arraignment before a court with the jurisdiction to convict the suspect.