15-year-old girl beats 85-year-old woman to death in Adamawa

15 year old girl, Happy David who confessed to beating an 85 year old woman to death has been remanded in prison custody.


Adamawa State Chief Magistrate Court I sitting in Yola, ordered the remand of the girl after she had admitted beating the deceased, Gama Jatau of Tambo community in Girei Local Government Area to death.

The accused was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Abdullahi Muhammed Digil on a count of murder, an offence contrary to section 191 of the Penal Code Law, Adamawa 2018.

Happy of the same address allegedly perpetrated the heinous crime on the 8th April, 2022.

It was gathered that the defendant who armed herself with a stick, stormed the residence of the deceased by 1:00pm on the fateful day and beat her up after she had accused her of witcthraft.

Happy was said to have beaten up late Gama for allegedly bewitching her and being behind series of her sicknesses; hence, her decision to teach her a lesson.

The victim was rushed to hospital in Jabbi Lamba, Girei LGA where she was pronounced dead.

When arraigned before the court by the prosecutor, Inspector Naomi Hassan, the defendant pleaded guilty after which the prosecutor applied for the adjourment of the matter.

Thereafter, the court presided by Digil adjourned the case to the 26th May, 2022 and ordered the police to complete investigation and send case file to DPP for legal advice.

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