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Woman butchers her mother to death, police tell court

Mr. James, however, urged the court to adjourn the case to enable the police to solicit legal advice on the case from the state’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He said that on September 30, Elina gave her mother several machete cuts at a farm in Takum area, killing her instantly.

She said that she was only holding charge for the state high court, as a magistrate court was not competent to entertain cases relating capital offences.


The magistrate adjourned the case to December 17 for further hearing.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Musa James, said that Elina was charged with culpable homicide, an offence which contravened Section 211 of the Penal Code.

The suspect allegedly killed her mother on the farm.

A 30-year-old woman, Elina Shada, was on Friday arraigned before a Jalingo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly killing her mother, Lidia Shada.

Magistrate Habiba Barde ordered the accused to be remanded in prison, pending the release of a legal advice from the Ministry of Justice, Jalingo.

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