Six Herdsmen Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Kidnapping In Kwara

Six Fulani herdsmen were sentenced to life Imprisonment for kidnapping by a Kwara State High Court in Ilorin on Friday.

The men were found guilty and convicted of conspiracy, kidnapping, and illegal possession of firearms by Justice Hannah Ajayi.

Tambaya Abubakar, Babuga Umaru, Shehu Umaru, Mojumba Bello, Abubakar Juli, and Mamma Lawali were among those convicted after a five-year trial before the Court.

The six defendants were charged with conspiracy, kidnapping, and guns possession by the prosecution.

In 2017, the inmates were accused of conspiring and kidnapping one Usman Mohammed in Osi, Ekiti Local Government Area, Kwara State, armed with two single barrel rifles.

According to the indictment, the defendants kidnapped Mohammed and brought him into the jungle, where they demanded a ransom and were paid N400,000 by the victim’s family.

During the trial, the inmates who pled not guilty to the accusations told the court through their respective lawyers that they were Fulani cattle farmers who were constantly busy tending to their animals on their numerous farms.

In her ruling, Justice Ajayi found the six defendants guilty and sentenced them to life in prison.

Barr Abdulmumini Jimoh (SAN), the Kwara State Director of Public Prosecutions, who prosecuted the case, expressed delight with the verdict, saying it will serve as a deterrence to others.

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