Kano court remands 107-year-old woman for plucking out boy’s eye

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A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 107-year-old woman, Furera Abubakar, and Isah Hassan, 17, in a correctional centre for allegedly plucking out the eye of a 12-year-old.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, adjourned the matter until April 11 for further mention.

Hassan, the first defendant, was allegedly ordered to bring a human eye to be used in preparing an “appear and disappear” charm by the second defendant.

On Wednesday, the prosecution counsel, Lamido Soron-Dinki, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on March 19 at Rimin Hamza Quarters, Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State.

The defendants are standing trial on a two-count charge bordering criminal conspiracy and attempting to commit culpable homicide.

Mr Soron-Dinki alleged that on the same date at about 9:00 p.m, the defendants conspired, deceived and lured Mustapha Yunus to a nearby stream and plucked out his right eye with a sharp knife.

“As a result, the victim sustained grievous hurt and was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.”

The plea of the defendants was, however, not taken.

The offences contravened sections 97 and 229 of the Penal Code, according to the prosecutor.

The state police had, on March 29, arrested the defendants.



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