A 47-year-old Chinese national, Frank Geng-Quangrong, who is standing trial for culpable homicide, on Thursday, admitted before a Kano State High Court that he stabbed his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, 22, with a knife but had no intention to kill her.
Geng-Quangrong, who resides in Railway quarters, Kano, under cross-examination by the prosecution counsel, Kano State Director, Public Prosecution, Aisha Mahmoud, told the court that on that fateful day, a lot transpired.
Geng-Quangrong, who arrived in Nigeria in 2019 to work as a marketing and sales manager at the BBY Textile Company in Kano where he earned N1.5m monthly, told the court that on that fateful day, Sani pushed him onto the bed, and he stabbed her without the intention of killing her.
“I escaped from the room through the window because the door was locked from the outside and wanted to take Sani to the hospital, but the police promptly arrived and arrested me,” Geng-Quangrong said.
However, it should be recalled that Geng-Quangrong earlier told the court that Sani injured him on his genitals. The defence counsel, Muhammad Dan’azumi, presented a urologist, Abdullahi Abubakar, as a defence second witness.
Abubakar told the court that he had been a practising urologist for over 30 years, and he taught at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for 13 years. “I retired in 2018 but I am still in active practice. In the human body, the testicle is more sensitive because it has sensory nerves when it is pulled, fright, fight and the flight will occur and cause inflammation problems and may cause erectile dysfunction and urinary problems.
“As a result, the blood pressure will drop, there will be a low level of oxygen in the brain and the patient may faint or get shocked, so in order to survive the action, you try to fight the situation,” he said.
Mahmoud alleged that the defendant, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, on September 16, 2022, stabbed the deceased with a knife in her house at Janbulo Quarters, Kano. According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provisions of Section 221(b) of the Penal Code.
Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji, who ordered the defence counsel to furnish the prosecution with their witness list and a medical dictionary, adjourned the matter to April 6, 2023, for cross-examination and continuation of defence.