The Jigawa State High Court of Justice sitting at Ringim, presided over by Justice Ahmad Muhammad Abubakar has convicted and accordingly sentenced four men, Salahu Yau, Aminu Salmanu, Salmanu Shafi’u and Yusuf Sale to death by hanging for committing murder.
The Convicts, who are residents of Kalawa Village, Ringim LGA of Jigawa State, were arraigned on four count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, unlawful assembly and culpable homicide, contrary to sections 100, 342, 97 and 221 of the Penal Code Cap 3 Law of Jigawa States.
The offences are punishable under Penal Code (Cap. 3) Laws of Jigawa State 2014.
They However pleaded not guilty to the charges slammed on them by the Jigawa Sate Ministry for Justice.
To prove their case beyond any reasonable doubt, the Prosecution through its counsel Barrister Sabo Shehu called 4 witnesses and tendered extra judicial statement and medical report as exhibits.
While the Defendants testified in their own defense and called 2 other witnesses.
Delivering the judgement, after legal analysis of the evidences adduced before the court, Justice Ahmad Muhamad Abubakar convicted and accordingly sentenced all the Defendants to 2 years imprisonment or to pay a fine of N10,000 for the offence of unlawful assembly punishable under section 103 of the same code, 2 years imprisonment or to pay a fine of N10,000 for the offence of unlawful assembly punishable to Section 342 of the same code and for the offence of criminal conspiracy, the Judge convicted and sentenced all the Defendants to 3 months imprisonment or to pay a fine of N1,000 for the offence of criminal conspiracy punishable Section 96 of the same code.
He similarly sentenced all the 4 to be death by hanging.
In another related development, Justice Ahmad Muhamad Abubakar has also sentenced one Ibrahim Isah a Primary School Teacher to life imprisonment for raping his 5-year-old pupil.
Isah was found guilty of Rape, under Section 3 of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State 2014 (Miscellaneous Amendment) Law.
The Defendant who hails from Ringim LGA Jigawa State, lured one of his pupils, a 5-year-old-girl into an empty classroom and raped her.
He was arrested and consquently charged to court for rape
In establishing the case, Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Sabo Shehu, From the Ministry for Justice Jigawa State called 4 witnesses and tendered extra judicial statement of the Defendant, while the Defendant testified in his own defense and called 3 other witnesses.
Justice Ahmad Muhammad while delivering the judgement upheld that, the prosecution had successfully proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
He therefore convicted and sentenced Ibrahim Isah to life imprisonment for the offence of rape punishable under Section 3(1) of the Penal Code Law of Jigawa State 2014 (Miscellaneous Amendment) Law.