Chief Justice of the state high court in Adamawa state, Abdul-Azeez Waziri, in his ruling, has convicted Alex Amos, Alheri Phanuel, Holy Boniface, Jerry Gideon and Jari Sabagi of Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa state of culpability in the death of Adamu Buba.
The incident occurred at Kadamun village in Demsa local government area of Adamawa state .
The culprits were found guilty of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide which contravened section 96 (1)(a) 79 and 221 (b) of the penal code of laws of Adamawa state , 1997 by the court.
According to the Justice of the state High court, he stated that the culprits willfully and intentionally killed Buba on June 1, 2017 at Kadamun village in Demsa local government area.
Daily Post reports that the convicts were charged for allegedly conspiring within themselves and attacked three herdsmen rearing cattle, killing one of them, Adamu Buba, and threw his body in a river and also maimed several cows.
In his ruling, Justice Waziri said the case against the accused persons had been proved beyond reasonable doubt by the counsel to the state, Salihu Mohammed.
“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 today,” Justice Waziri said.
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