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5 Vigilante Members to Die By Hanging for Extra Judicial killing in Kano

By Our Correspondent.

The Kano State High Court presided over by Chief Judge, Justice Dije Abdu Aboki has convicted and accordingly sentenced five members of Vigilante attached to Sani Abacha Youth Centre  to death by hanging for extra judicial killing against 17-year-old victim, Ahmed Musa.

The five convicted persons including: Emmanuel Korau, Elisha Ayuba, Irimiya Timothy, Auwalu Jafar and Mustapha Haladu.

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According to the prosecution lead counsel, Barrister Lamido Abba Soron Dinki, the convicts committed the offence on 22nd Jan. 2022 at Sabon Titi, Panshekara, Kumbotso LGA.

Soron Dinki explained that on the same date at about 10am the Convicts conspired and attacked the deceased while he crossing Sabon Titi, Panshekara Road.

The prosecution  told the court that  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.

He continued  that in the process the first defendant used a long sharp knife and stabbed the deceased on his kneck and dragged him on the ground,  put him in the said tricycle and took him away.

“As a result the deceased sustained grievous injuries and swollen face”

He said that the victim was later taking to Kuntau Police Division Kano and was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital Kano, where he was confirmed dead by a Doctor.

To prove his case the Prosecution presented five witnesses to the court.

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On his side the defense counsel, Ahmad Muhammad, led the five convicted persons and one other person additionally.

The Convicts denied committing the offence.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provision of section 97 and 221(b) of the Penal Code.

The defendants earlier in their testimony claimed that they approached the deceased with a view to arrest him because of some complaint lodged against him.

The presiding judge,  upheld that “I have full satisfaction with the evidence adduced by prosecution Lamido Abba Soron Dinki.

Justice Aboki further commended Soron Dinki for diligent prosecution “The prosecution has presented its case beyond reasonable doubt”

“I hereby sentence the five defendants to death by hanging”. She concluded.

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