Man sentenced to death in Zamfara for killing friend over N100


A Zamfara State High Court has sentenced one Anas Dahiru to death by hanging for killing his friend.

Anas of Unguwar Dallatu area of Gusau, in Zamfara State, was accused of killing his friend, Shamsu Ibrahim with a knife during a dispute over one hundred Naira in 2017.

The presiding justice, Mukhtar Yusha’u said that having listened to both sides, the court was convinced that Anas commited the crime.

Justice Yusha’u sentenced the convict to death by hanging as enshrined in section 221 of the Penal Code.

In another development, the presiding judge also sentenced one Sadiqu Abubakar to life imprisonment for attempted armed robbery in Bungudu Local Government Area of the State.

Sadiqu was convicted for attacking one business man in Runji village, who gallantly arrested and handed him over to the police.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Speaking with newsmen at the court premises, the prosecution, Barrister Mansur Lawal, Assistant Director, Public Prosecution, Zamfara State ministry of justice, said he welcomed the judgment passed by the court.

On his part, the counsel to the two convicts, Barrister Muhammad Ahmad Jamo, who is the coordinator, legal aid council, Zamfara State office, said the judgment would serve as deterrent to others.

He, however, disclosed that they would look at the possibility of appealing the case.

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