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Kano: Five Vigilante Members To Die By Hanging

Five members of a vigilante group have been sentenced to die by hanging for killing a 17-year-old boy, Ahmed Musa, around Sabon Titi, Panshekara Road of Kano State.

The judgment was delivered by a High Court in Kano State on Thursday.

NIGERIACRIME learnt that the five convicts are Emmanuel Korau, Elisha Ayuba, Irimiya Timothy, Auwalu Jafar and Mustapha Haladu, who were attached to Sani Abacha Youth Centre.

The prosecution lead counsel, Barrister Lamido Soron-Dinki, told the court that the convicts committed the offence on January 22, 2022, at Sabon Titi, Panshekara, Kumbotso LGA of the state, at about 10am, after they conspired and attacked the deceased while he was crossing Sabon Titi, Panshekara Road.

According to him, “The defendants came out from a tricycle and started beating the deceased with a long wooden hard stick (club), in the process, the deceased held the stick, and as a result, he sustained grievous injuries which led to his death.”

Presiding judge Chief Judge, Justice Dije Aboki, said the prosecution counsel presented five witnesses to the court and proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 221(b) of the Penal Code.

Justice Dije Aboki therefore sentenced the five defendants to death by hanging.

Meanwhile, the Police in Jigawa State have paraded 16 suspects arrested for committing various criminal activities in the state.

Jigawa State Commissioner of Police A.T. Abdullahi stated this while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Dutse, the state capital.

He said the arrest was part of the command’s measures to stamp out all forms of crime and criminality across the state.

According to him, those arrested included an impersonator, 10 fraudsters, three rustlers, a drug peddler and a vandal.

The commissioner of police said the command recovered a Peugeot 406 car, 48 goats, 93 SIM cards, 11 ATM cards, 777 diazepam tablets, dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, mobile phones and electric cables.



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