Five people have been sentenced to death by hanging for killing a herdsmen in Adamawa state. A Yola High Court, presided by Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri, said the convicts were found guilty of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.
Waziri said the offense is contravened section 96 (1) (a) and sections 79 and 221 (b) of the penal code of laws of Adamawa State 1997. The convicts, Alex Amos, Alheri Phanuel, Holy Boniface, Jerry Gideon and Jari Sabagi of Demsa local government area of the state.
“I hereby sentenced the accused persons on counts one and two to death by hanging while on counts four and five, I sentenced 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,” Waziri maintained.
The convicts were said to have on the 18/1/17 at Kadamun village in Demsa local government area conspired and attacked three herdsmen rearing cattle, killing one of the herdsmen, Adamu Buba whose body they threw into a river and maimed several cows.
Delivering judgement, Justice Waziri said the case against the accused persons had been established by counsel to the state, Mr Salihu Mohammed.