Wife Of Traditional Ruler Sentenced To Die By Hanging In Nasarawa


The Nasarawa State High Court sitting in Lafia has sentenced Amina Zubairu, wife of the late monarch to death by hanging for killing her husband, NAN reports.

Justice Aisha Bashir of the Nasarawa State High Court 2, sitting in Lafia, said in her judgement Tuesday, that the accused was found guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced her to death by hanging.

The late Alhaji Adamu Zubairu until his death in February 2014 was the traditional ruler of the ‘Gom Mama’ of Kwarra chiefdom in Wamba local government area of the state.

According to the Police, the circumstances leading to the death of the traditional ruler was suspicious and search conducted in the scene indicated that the victim could have been murdered as poisonous chemical and syringe were recovered from the compound.

Amina, being the prime suspect and one of the wives of the traditional ruler was arrested and charged to court for culpable homicide having been linked to the demise of her husband.

Reacting to the judgment, prosecution counsel, Jibrin Aboki who hailed the decision of the court explained that the judgement would serve as a deterrent to others with such tendencies in the state and beyond.

Also in his reaction, the first son of the late monarch, Abdullahi Zubairu expressed satisfaction with the judgement.

Meanwhile, Counsel to the accused, Shekama Sheltu, however expressed dissatisfaction with the judgement and said his client would appeal against the judgement.

Meanwhile, Vanguard gathered that the police had arrested the wife of the deceased in connection with the death of the monarch on the eve of his marriage to another woman on February 15th, 2015.