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UmmaKhulsum murder: court adjourns Chinese boyfriend’s trial

Kano State High Court has adjourned the case filed by the state government for alleged murder of Umma Khulsum Buhari by a Chinese National, Frank Geng Quarong alias Faisal to October 27, 2022.

The presiding judge adjourned the case during the court session held in Kano. Frank Geng is facing a count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to section 221 of Penal Code.

When the case came up for re-arraignment, the Defense Counsel, Muhammad Dan’azumi urged the court to provide an interpreter for his client relying on section 36(6)(a)(b) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

“My Lord the defendant is not a Nigerian, the English of the court is a unique language and the defendant needs to understand the charges he is standing trial on,” Muhammad Dan’azumi said during the session.

Frank Geng Quarong being escorted by personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service after the hearing in Kano. Photo: Abdullahi Jalalludeeen

The prosecution counsel, Kano State Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi-Lawan, told the court that he had ordered the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to write the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Community in Kano requesting an interpreter on behalf of the defendant.

Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji, ordered the Kano State Government to write to the Chinese Embassy to provide an interpreter for the defendant.

He ordered the remand of the defendant in a Correctional Center and adjourned the matter until October 27, for arraignment.

Mr Frank Geng was alleged to have gone to the residence of his girlfriend, Ummukulsum at Janbulo Quarters Kano on September 16, and stabbed her to death.

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Reporting Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Muzha Kucha