Court Sentences Two To Death For Murder In Jigawa

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The Jigawa State High Court in Birnin Kudu has sentenced two people to death for the assassination of Yakubu Ibrahim and discarding his body by the roadside.

The suspects were arraigned before the court for conspiring and robbing the deceased of his phone, and money and taking away his car, after killing him.

The offence was allegedly perpetrated on August 30, 2021, along the Kano-Maiduguri Road at Kantoga wayside in  Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

Prosecutors questioned four witnesses and presented four materials to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The presiding judge, Justice Musa Ubale, stated that the defendants were all found guilty on all three counts and were sentenced to life imprisonment for criminal conspiracy.

They were all sentenced to 21 years in prison without the option of fines for robbery.

The court, however, condemned the defendants on the final count to death by hanging under sections 97 (1), 298 (1) (a), and 221 (b) of the Penal Code, respectively.

The prisoners were given three months to appeal.

New Telegraph

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