A 26-year-old woman, Hauwa Habibu, who hacked her two children to death in Kano has pleaded not guilty before a magistrate court.
Recall that Hauwa, a health worker, killed her two children, Irfan Ibrahim, 6 and Zuhura Ibrahim, 3, and injured a niece, Aisha Sadiq, 10, at Diso Quarters in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano state on October 4, because her husband married a second wife. Read here HERE and HERE
At the resumed sitting on Wednesday, December 23, after her denial, counsel to Hauwa, Huwaila Ibrahim, asked the court to send her client to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and was not objected by the prosecutor, Barr Laminu Soron Dinki.
The presiding magistrate, Hauwa Lawan Minjibir, upheld their requests and sent the accused to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation and adjourned the matter to January 5, 2021.