Family Trait: Woman, son docked for alleged manslaughter

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A criminal in handcuffs

The suspects were both charged for the death of one Abdullahi Aziz, who they beat severely, following a fight.

A 25-year-old commercial bus driver, Sani Lawal, was on Friday arraigned at a Jos Upper Area Court 3 for alleged manslaughter.

The mother of the accused, Zainab Lawal, 47, was also arraigned alongside her son for instigating him to commit the offence.

They were both charged for the death of one Abdullahi Aziz, who they beat severely, following a fight.

The prosecution said that Zainab had alleged that Aziz was rude to her and ordered her son to beat him up.

“She swore not to forgive her son, if he failed to carry out her order in the episode that transpired on May 2.

“Aziz was beaten to a pulp and he sustained various degrees of injuries and was admitted in the hospital, before he eventually died on May 8 as a result of head injury.’’

The prosecution said the offence was punishable under Section 85 and 247 of the Penal Code of Northern Nigeria.

The Magistrate, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, adjourned the case till June 27 for mention while Sani and his mother were transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for custody.



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