[METRO] Appeal Court Acquits Woman Sentenced To Death For Killing Husband

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The Makurdi Division of the Court of Appeal has acquitted Amina Zubairu, the wife of a traditional ruler sentenced to death by a lower court.

This comes two years after the appellant was sentenced to death by a High Court sitting in Lafia, the Nasarawa State.

The lower court had convicted Amina and sentenced her to death in 2018 for killing her husband, Adamu Zubairu, who was at the time the traditional ruler of Gom Mama in Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

She was said to have committed the crime in 2014 by injecting her late husband with some substance that led to his death.

Displeased with the decision of the high court, the defendant filed an application at the appeal court, seeking to upturn the judgement of the lower court.

In its ruling on the appeal on March 12, 2021, the appellate court held that the case lacked evidence of truth.

It added that the decision of the lower court was a miscarriage of justice and cannot be entertained in the appellate court.

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