Frank Geng Quangrong, the Chinese national accused of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Ummulkhulsum Sani Buhari, has denied intentionally killing her. He pleaded with Justice Sunusi Ado Ma’aji of the Kano State High Court, asking for mercy to be considered in dispensing justice.
In his testimony on Tuesday, Quangrong claimed that he stabbed his girlfriend in self-defence after she allegedly grabbed his testes in September 2022.
“I didn’t kill Ummulkhulsum intentionally but stabbed her in self defence after she grabbed my testes,” Ouangrong said.
He pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy in its judgment.
“I want this honourable court to temper justice with mercy in the judgement in view of the fact that I stated earlier,” he added.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Quangrong had allegedly killed his erstwhile girlfriend, Ummulkhulsum, following a misunderstanding in Kano.
When the matter was heard in court on Tuesday, Justice Ado Ma’aji fixed March 29, 2024 as the judgment date for the case of alleged culpable homicide.
The court fixed the judgment date after both the prosecution and defence counsel presented their final written addresses.
The prosecution counsel had called six witnesses to support the allegations of culpable homicide, as per Section 221(b) of the Penal Code, against Quangrong.
The prosecution witnesses, including the deceased’s mother and sister, a neighbour, a doctor, and Investigative Police Officers, testified about the events that transpired between Quangrong and Ummulkhulsum, especially on September 16, 2022.
During his testimony, Quangrong denied intentionally killing Ummulkhulsum.
A consultant urologist, Dr. Abubakar Abdullahi, also testified as a subpoenaed witness.
In his expert testimony, the doctor, with over 30 years of experience, explained that prolonged pressure on the end nerves could cause changes in feelings.
He also mentioned that the release of adrenaline could lead to over-stimulation of the vagus nerve, resulting in fright, fight, or flight responses.