Babangida Salisu, a 40-year-old man, who flogged a six-year-old boy to death has been remanded in Katsina prison.
The police report that Salisu who comes from Yankara village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, flogged the boy for coming late to school on March 12th. The beating allegedly resulted in the boy’s death.
Sa’ade Babangida, the boy’s mother, reported the incident to the police at Faskari Police Station from where the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence for in-depth investigation.
Salisu is now facing a charge of culpable homicide.
When Salisu appeared before a Katsina senior Magistrate court on Friday for cognizance, the prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, said investigation was still in progress and sought an adjournment which the presiding senior magistrate, Hajiya Fadile Dikko, granted.
She directed that Salisu should be remanded in the prison custody till May 24 when the case would come up for mention.