Chinese man who killed Nigerian girlfriend sentenced to death

The Kano State High Court has sentenced a Chinese man, Geng Quadong, to death by hanging for the murder of his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Buhari.

Justice Ado Ma’aji of the Kano High Court pronounced the verdict on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024.

Quadong, aged 47, was found guilty of culpable homicide punishable by death under Section 221 of the Penal Code Law of Kano State. The incident occurred in September 2022 when Quadong allegedly killed his girlfriend at her family home in Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano.

In his defense, Quadong claimed that Buhari broke his heart by marrying someone else despite his intentions of settling down with her.

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He revealed that he had invested in their relationship, including wedding preparations, attire, jewelry, university certificate fees, and more, totaling millions of Naira.

Despite his claims, the court ruled that his actions constituted culpable homicide and sentenced him to death by hanging.

He said: “Besides huge amounts of money I used to spend on her, I used to take her out to places like Bristol Palace and Central Hotel to eat food.

“I bought her house worth N4 million, a car worth N10 million. N18 million as capital to start business, and spent N500,000 worth of bags and shoes on her new shop and N1 million worth of laces and wrappers and a house in Abuja which she started building.”

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