Babangida flogs son to death


A father of one, Babangida Salisu of Yankara village in Faskari Local Government of Katsina State has been remanded in prison for allegedly flogging his six-year-old son to death.

The boy’s mother, Sa’ade Babangida, reported the incident to the police in Faskari police station, which led to the arrest of the father.

A police first information report deposited at the court said the father on 12th March this year flogged the boy over his late attitude to school, which led to his death.

He is presently facing a culpable homicide charge contrary to section 226 of the penal code.

The presiding Magistrate, Fadilla Dikko remanded the father in prison custody following the request of the police prosecuting officer Inspector Sani Ado, pending conclusion of investigation.

She adjourned the matter to 24th May when the case will come up again for mention.


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