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Kano Woman Who Hacked Her Two Children To Death Pleads “Not Guilty”


Hauwa Habibu

Hauwa Habibu, a 26-year-old woman who was arrested and arraigned before a magistrate court in Kano for hacking her two children to death in Kano has pleaded not guilty.

Hauwa, a health worker, killed her two children, Irfan Ibrahim, 6 and Zuhura Ibrahim, 3, and injured her niece, Aisha Sadiq, 10, at Diso Quarters in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano state on October 4, because her husband married a second wife.


At the resumed sitting on Wednesday, December 23, after her denial, counsel to Hauwa, Huwaila Ibrahim, asked the court to send her client to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and was not objected by the prosecutor, Barr  Laminu Soron Dinki.

The presiding magistrate, Hauwa Lawan Minjibir, upheld their requests and sent the accused to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and adjourned the matter to January 5, 2021.

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