A man, Oro Umaru from Ba’abete Fulani Camp in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State, was presented before a Kwara State Magistrates Court in Ilorin on Thursday for alleged culpable homicide.
Umaru allegedly slashed the wrist of his neighbor, Abubakar Sanda, who lived in the same Fulani Camp, due to suspicion of an affair with his wife.
He faced a single charge of attempted culpable homicide under section 299 of Nigeria’s penal code laws.
The victim’s brother, Sanda Mohammed, reported the incident to the police.
“That on 08/9/2023 at 2030hrs, one Sanda Mohammed ‘m’ of Ba’abete Fulani camp via Kaiama reported at Kaiama Police Station, that on the same date at about 1200hrs, while his younger brothers one Abubakar Sanda ‘m’ of the same address was returning from Kaiama kara market to the house, he was accosted and macheted by one Oro Umaru ‘m’ of the same address and in the process Abubakar Sanda’s right wrist was severed off the hand.
“Immediate Police action led to the arrest of Oro Umaru. During a discreet investigation at the Criminal Investigation Department, You Oro Umar confessed that you and Abubakar Sanda were living very close to each other and that sometime in the year 2022 you suspected Abubakar Sanda of having an affair with your wife, Fatima Oro, and that you have caught them on several occasion of which you reported same to your father, one Alhaji Hamadu but nothing was done.
“You confessed further that on 06/9/2023 at about 2200hrs, you caught Abubakar Sanda discussing with your wife, Fatima and that when Abubakar Sanda sighted you coming in that direction, he took to his heels.
“You Oro Umaru further confessed that on 08/09/2023 you went and attacked Abubakar Sanda in his house and in the process you macheted him and severely cut off his right wrist and also macheted him on the forehead,” the charge sheet further added.
The accused did not enter a plea, and the police prosecutor, Gbenga Ayeni, requested the court to keep the suspect in the Federal Correctional facility until the investigation is complete.
The trial magistrate, Gbadeyan Kamson, granted the prosecutor’s request and adjourned the case until October.”