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  • Updated: October 26, 2021

Herder Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Attempted Murder In Ekiti

Justice Adekunle Adeleye of Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced one Muhammadu Abubakar, 32,to life imprisonment.

In his verdict, Justice Adeleye said, ‘’The defendant is found guilty as charged, in count one, he is sentenced to life imprisonment and 10 years imprisonment in count two.’’

Muhammadu Abubakar was charged on two count charge of attempt to murder and unlawful possession of firearms.

According to the charge, on 9th April 2019 at Aba Cotonou, Omu Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State did attempt to murder Chief Samuel Amaa and others, also found in his possession was a gun and cartridges on same day.

In his testimony before the court, one of the victims said the defendant was challenged while he was grazing on their cassava farm, he was angry for asking such question from him, he pulled out his gun and fired at them, he was later overpowered by camp residents, he was arrested and handed over to the police.

To prove his case, the prosecutor Taiwo Ajibulu called four witnesses and tendered a gun, live cartridges and statements, among others, while the defendants spoke in his own defense through his counsel and called no witness.

The offences run contrary to sections 320 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012 and 3 (1) of Robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act, Cap.R11, Vol.14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.



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