5 Fulani Herdsmen Sentenced To Death
The Kwara State High Court has sentenced five herdersmen to life in prison for kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms.
The convicted Fulani Herdsmen, Tambaya Abubakar, Babuga Umaru, Shehu Umaru, Mojumba Bello, Abubakar Juli, and Mamma Lawali, were found guilty as charged in the judgement handed down by Justice Hannah Ajayi.
The convicts conspired and kidnapped one Usman Mohammed while armed with two single barrel guns at Osi, Ekiti local government area of the state, according to the charge before the court.
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According to the charge, the convicts kidnapped Mohammed and took him into the bush, where they demanded a ransom, which was paid by the victim’s family for N400,000.
Barrister Abdulmumini Adebimpe Jimoh (SAN), the Director of Public Prosecutions who prosecuted the case, expressed satisfaction with the judge’s decision, saying it would serve as a deterrent to others who might want to commit such an act.