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Yola State High Court Presided over by Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri has sentenced five men to death after finding them guilty of killing one herdsman, Adamu Buba.
The convicts are: Alex Amos, Alheri Phanuel, Holy Boniface, Jerry Gideon and Jari Sabagi of Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Five of them were found guilty of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide which contravened Section 96 (1) (a) and Sections 79 and 221 (b) of the Penal Code of Laws of Adamawa State, 1997 according to the trial judge.
The convicts were said to have on June 1, 2017 at Kadamun village in Demsa local Government Area willfully and intentionally conspired and attacked three herdsmen rearing cattle, killing one of them, Adamu Buba, with his body thrown into a river after several cows were also maimed by the culprits.
Justice Waziri said that the case against the accused persons had been proved beyond reasonable doubt by the counsel to the state government , Mr. Salihu Mohammed.
In his ruling, the judge said:
“I hereby sentence the accused persons on counts one and two to death by hanging, while on counts four and five, I sentence the accused to three years in prison to run concurrently. “Any aggrieved party is at liberty to file an appeal to the Court of Appeal, Yola Judicial Division within 90 days from toda,” the judge added.
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