Geng Quanrong, the man accused of killing Ummu Buhari (Ummita), will be served Chinese meals.
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) made the confirmation as his trial gets underway.
Kano Correctional Centre spokesman, Musbahu Kofar-Nassarawa said Quanrong was not expected to eat ‘gabza’, a meal for prisoners.
The Public Relations Officer said the law provides that a foreigner in Nigerian prison custody should be fed with his native food.
Kofar-Nasarawa added that the law allows such inmates to contact their country’s embassy or relatives for assistance.
“People are asking which type of food the suspect is going to be eating.
“He is going to be served Chinese food, that is what law provides”, Daily Nigerian quoted him saying.
Quanrong was charged to court on Wednesday but his plea was not taken due to lack of jurisdiction.
Magistrate Hanif Sanusi adjourned the homicide case to October 13 to enable the state to make necessary preparations.