A Chinese national, Geng Quangrong, standing murder trial of Ummukulsum Sani, a 24 year old lady allegedly stabbed to death in Kano, on Wednesday faulted a medical report that certified the death of the victim.
Quangrong also objected to a confessional statement brought before the court by the police, insisted he had never author or sign the document assumed to have been fabricated.
Although, the suspect during the last sitting made shocking revelation of how he inflicted deep cut on Ummukulsum’s shudder out of emotional provocation to the physical attack unleash on him.
Quangrong is being held on a count charge of culpable homicide by Kano state government for allegedly stabbed his ex-girl friend to death at her Janbulo Quarters in Kabuga area of Kano metropolis on 16th September, 2022.
At the resumption of hearing of witnesses on Wednesday, defense counsel, Mohammad Danazimi argued that the medical report signed by three medical officers include the Chief Medical Officer of Murtala Muhammad Specialists Hospital, appeared questionable.
Danazimi who raised the objection during a cross examination of the first witness of the prosecution Aminu Alilu, insisted the medical report lack all known professional credence.
The defense lawyer told the court that the medical report that was submitted in photo copy form showing no clear indication of names of two out of three signatories of the letter is assured a forged document.
Besides, Danazimi argued further that the defense has reason to opine the medical report was not a certified copy because it took 90 days after request before the prosecution could furnished the defense with the evidence.
Danazimi however failed to admit the confessional statement of the suspect submitted to the court, insisted his client was forced, threatened and pushed into the cell on handcuffs.
Although the defense requested for trial within trial with the witness to clear the doubt, Justice Sanusi Ado Ma’aji overruled the request, cited section 38 (6) of Administration of Crime Justice System (ACJS) has abrogated the provision. The Judge however assured that the defense objections would be heard and ruled upon along other addresses at the end of defense.
In a counter argument, the prosecution, Barrister Aisha Mahmud argued against the position of the defense insisted that evidences cannot be rejected after the same had been tendered before the court.
Aisha, who is also the director, public prosecution, Kano state ministry of Justice, revealed that the prosecution has closed the case after presented 5 witnesses before to proof the veracity of the prosecution.
Justice Ma’aji had adjourned to 10th January, 2023 for hearing of defense