A 27 year old man named, Salisu Ali, of Zango village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government of the state was today 8th of March sentenced to death by hanging for killing his 7 year old stepbrother, Yusuf, cutting off his penis and feeding it to the dogs. Salisu Ali was arrested by the Bauchi police and arraigned before Justice Muhammad Abubakar Sambo of Bauchi High Court today.
The prosecution counsel, Sabiu Gumba, during the trial, told the court that the accused lured Yusuf to the bush where he hit him with a stick, killed him instantly and then cut off his penis and gave it to a dog to eat. When interrogated, the accused said he committed the crime because of a misunderstanding he had with the deceased’s mother who is his step-mother.
Testifying against him in court, Aliyu Shehu, the accused and deceased father said his wife had sent their 7 year old son to buy detergent when he was lured into the bush by his elder brother. When Yusuf did not return on time, his wife began to search for him. She was later told that they saw him entering the bush with his brother. The youths then forced Salisu into the bush where he showed them the corpse of his brother. The judge while delivering judgment, ordered that he be hung until he is certified dead