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Herdsmen Sentence To Death By Hanging in Niger State

A Niger State High Court, sitting in Minna, has sentenced three Fulani herders to death by hanging over alleged armed robbery, culpable homicide, rape, among other heinous offences in the state.

The presiding Judge, Justice Mohammed Adishetu Mohammed, while delivering his judgement, stated that the evidence and prosecuting witnesses in the case have been so consistent and explanatory, even as the evidence of prosecuting witness is believable.

He said, “Accordingly, I hold that all the ingredients of the offences of rape, attempt to commit culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and armed robbery have been proved against the convicts beyond reasonable doubt.

“As such they have been sentenced to death by hanging, life imprisonment for the offence of rape and ten years imprisonment for causing grievous hurt and all the sentences to run consecutively”.

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The convicts included Mohammed Ibrahim Soja, Sani Idris Boka, and Babangida Gido.

They were arraigned and found guilty on ten-count charge of armed robbery, culpable homicide, rape, among other heinous offences in the state brought against them by men of the Niger State Police command.

In December 2015, the trio were said to have robbed one Josephine Monday, while armed with guns, cutlasses, knives and sticks of the sum of over one million naira cash, recharge cards value at about N20,000 and her husband’s N58,000 given to her for safe keeping at Waugu village in Shiroro Local Government area of Niger State.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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