Tuesday 17 May 2016

Two Fulani herdsmen jailed 20 years for illegal possession of firearms

Fulani herdsmen
A Delta State High Court, sitting in Asaba, yesterday, sentenced two Fulani herdsmen, Hassan Abidu and Yakubu Salem, suspected to be members of a group of armed nomads terrorizing indigenes of Ibusa and its environs, especially farmers, to 20 years in jail with hard labour.

The court pronounced the guilty verdict on the two Fulani nomads, who were prosecuted on a two-count charge of unlawful possession of firearms preferred against them by the Attorney-General of the state, punishable under Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R.II, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010, and were 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.

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