Two biological brothers – Auwal Adamu , 26, and Rabiu Adamu , 27 – were on Wednesday arraigned before a Kano Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly strangling their 55- year- old father.
The defendants , who hail from the Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State , are facing two counts of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, contrary to Section 97 and 221 of the Penal Code .
The prosecutor, Inspector Pogu Lale , told the court that a Good Samaritan reported the case to the Sumaila Police Division on September 30, 2017.
Lale said, “ On September 24, at about 6pm , the defendants conspired with six other siblings, now at large , and strangled their biological father, identified as Adamu Gamji , 55. ”
The IPO explained that the defendants suspected that their father was responsible for the death of three members of the family, as well the ailment of their brother , one Sale Adamu .
The defendants pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them .
The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril , ordered that the defendants be remanded in custody and adjourned the case till November 16, 2017.