A Bauchi State High Court presided over by Justice Muhammad Abubakar Sambo has sentenced 27 years old Salisu Ali of Zango village in Tafawa Balewa local government area, to death by hanging for culpable homicide after he brutally killed his brother and fed his penis to the dog. It was gathered that Zango took his seven year old brother, Yusuf Ali to the bush where he hit him with a stick leading to the death of Yusuf instantly. He later cut off the penis of Ali and fed it to the dog.
In a confessional statement, the accused confirmed that he killed the little Yusuf due to the misunderstanding that took place between him and the mother of the deceased. He revealed that he took nothing intoxicating during the murder as he was in his right senses. He also revealed that the deceased did not engage him in a fight during the incident as he fell and died instantly.
The prosecuting counsel, Barrister A. S. Gumba brought his first witness, Malam Aliyu Shehu, who is the father to both the accused and the deceased. The father revealed that on the day of the incident, the 7-year-old was sent to the market by his mother to buy detergent and was deceitfully diverted by the accused into the bush.
It was revealed further that a good Samaritan informed him that he saw the accused with the deceased on their way to the bush. That was how they discovered that Zango killed the brother. Angry villagers later forced him to the bush where he showed them the body of the murdered boy.
In his judgement, Justice Abubakar Sambo ordered that the accused be hanged on the neck until he is certified dead.