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Snake charmer loses son to snake bite

A 40-year-old native doctor and snake charmer, Isah Saidu, has been remanded in Katsina Prison, for allegedly causing the death of his 15-year-old son, Kamala Isah, through snakebite.

The incident reportedly occurred on November 5, 2017 at Kuringata Village, Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Saidu was said to have allowed the boy to play with a snake.


The police, in the charge filed against Saidu before a Katsina State Senior Magistrate’s Court, said the father ‘indulged’ his boy by permitting him to hold a snake which bit him, resulting in his death,PUNCH reports.

The boy was said to have died at Malumfashi General Hospital where he was rushed to for treatment after being bitten by a snake.

Saidu is facing one count of culpable homicide contrary to Section 222(7) of the Penal Code Law.



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