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27 year old woman sentenced to 9 years in correctional centre for kidnapping


A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Maryam Sabo on Thursday sentenced a 27-year-old woman, Sadiya Ahmadu, to nine years imprisonment in Correctional centre in addition with hard labour, for kidnapping a 3-year-old girl.

According to the Charge Sheet by Prosecution Counsel from the Ministry for Justice, Kano State, Sadiya was arraigned on one count charge of kidnapping.

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” Sadiya Adamu of Titin Badaru, Gayawa, Qtrs, Kano on or about 22nd March, 2018 at about 1100hrs at Gayawa Qtrs Kidnapped one Khadija Nura, age 3 year old girl from the lawful guardianship of her parents”

The Prosecution informed the court that the defendant requested the sum of  N1m ransom from father of Khadija.

To prove his case, the Prosecution Counsel, called parents to the victim who testified how the defendant kidnapped their daughter.

Justice Watch News recalls that earlier during the trial, the Prosecution witnesses stated how Sadiya Kidnapped Khadija while she was praying at Gayawa Qtrs in Ungogo LGA, Kano and took her to Karaduwa Village, in Matazu LGA of Katsina State.

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Defense counsel Barrister YS Gama presented Sadiya who defended herself.

In her judgement, Justice Maryam Sabo upheld that the Prosecution Counsel, Barrister M.M Faroukh proved his case of kidnapping against Sadiya beyond reasonable doubt.

She convicted and accordingly sentenced her to 9 years imprisonment with hard labour.

Justice Sabo also ordered the convict to pay additional fine of N200,000 or serve one year in Correctional Centre in default

She also ordered that the sentence is to start from the date of first arrest and detention in Correctional centre.

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