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Three herdsmen sentenced to death by hanging for culpable homicide, armed robbery

Three herdsmen sentenced to death by hanging for culpable homicide, armed robbery

A Minna High Court No. 3 has sentenced three Fulani herders to death by hanging for armed robbery, culpable homicide, rape, and other heinous crimes in the state.

The suspects arrested were identified as Mohammed Ibrahim Soja, Sani Idris Boka, and Babangida Gido.

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

In December 2015, the trio allegedly robbed one Josephine Monday at Waugu village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, armed with guns, cutlasses, knives, and sticks, of over N1 million in cash, recharge cards worth about N20,000, and her husband’s N58,000 given to her for safe keeping.


While delivering his decision, the presiding Judge, Justice Mohammed Adishetu Mohammed, stated that the evidences and prosecuting witnesses in the case were “so consistent and explainative, even as the evidence of the 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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