Man arraigned for cutting off wife’s ear in Kano

A 33-year-old man, Abubakar Ali, was tried on Thursday at a Kano Magistrates’ court for allegedly cutting off half of his wife’s ear.

Ali, a resident of Tudun Yola Quarters, Kano, was charged for causing grievous hurt.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Yusuf Sale, told the court that one Hadiza Ibrahim of the same address reported the case to Rijiyar Zaki Police Division, Kano, on Jan. 5.

He said the action was instigated after the accused had a misunderstanding with his wife at around 12.30 a.m.

“When Ali came back home at midnight, his wife, Hadiza, asked him why he came back late.

“In the process the accused started insulting his wife and later bit her left ear, half of it was cut off.”
The offence contravened Section 244 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however pleaded guilty.

In the ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Aminu Fagge ordered that the accused be remanded in prison till the adjourned date which is Jan.26 for further trial.

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