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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Two herdsmen get 20yrs jail term in Delta


On Monday in Asaba, a Delta State High Court sentenced two Fulani herdsmen, Hassan Abidu and Yakubu Salem, to 20 years in jail with hard labour, on a two-count charge of unlawful possession of firearms, reports NaijaAgroNet

The charges were preferred against them by the Attorney General of the State, punishable under under Section 3(1), of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R.II, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010.

They were both sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each with hard labour and without an option of fine on the two counts.

According to prosecution, on or about February 23, 2015 at 6a.m., the Ibusa Police Division received a distress call that a group of suspected Fulani boys numbering about six were sited around Power Line, Ibusa armed with dangerous weapons including firearms which led to their arrest and prosecution.

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