A 47- year-old Chinese National, Frank Geng-Quangrong has told a Kano High Court that he killed his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, because she injured him in his genitals during his visit to her house.
According to the prosecution, the Chinese national had stabbed his girl friend to death with a knife in her house at Janbulo Quarters Kano on 16 September 2022.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
He said that the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 221(b) of the Penal Code.
The defendant, who lives at Railway Quarters Kano is charged with culpable homicide.
Frank, led in evidence by defence counsel, Mr Muhammad Dan’azumi, tendered a black mobile phone Redmi, WhatsApp messages, pictures,videos of the deceased and a certificate of compliance dated March 8 during the hearing of the case on Thursday.
“The exhibits include the defendant’s phone, WhatsApp computer generated chats between Frank and Ummukulsum between Sept.13 and Sept.16, 2022.
“Other exhibits include pictures, the receipt of the N5 million gold jewelry he bought for Ummukulsum and a 4GB black flash drive containing videos of the deceased in his house”, he said.
The video played in court showed the deceased playing with the pet dog, Charlie in Frank’s house in Railway Quarters Kano.
Dan’azumi played the second video clip to the court showing the deceased on site of her house in Abuja, as well as citing a picture of her sitting on seven bail of clothes Frank bought for their marriage.
However, while cross-examining the Chinese national, the prosecution counsel, Kano Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi-Lawan, asked him where he was and who sent him the video clip of the deceased.
“Ummukulsum seemed very happy and alive in the video, she is dead now. Who killed her?
“You told the court in your testimony that on that fateful day you called the deceased several times on phone but she refused to pick.
“Why did you go to her house uninvited,”?
Frank said: “she sent me the video herself.
“I did not intend to kill Ummukulsum and I don’t want to be killed. She injured me on my genitals and I cannot show the court it is against our Chinese culture and I am a Muslim.
“On that fateful day she called on WhatsApp call and told me to bring her pet dog, Charlie.
“On reaching her house,after refusing to pick my call, I sent her a text message,later her mother( Fatima Zubairu (Pw1) opened the gate and I got in to pick Charlie.
“I did not talk to the deceased mother because she does not understand English and I don’t understand Hausa language” Frank said
Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji, admitted the exhibits and adjourned the matter until March 29 and March 30, for continuation of defense and cross-examination.