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5 Men Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Fulani Herdsman In Yola Adamawa

5 men sentenced death killing fulani herdsman yola

An High Court Presided over by Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri in Yola has sentenced five men to death for culpable homicide and for killing a herdsman.

The convicts, Alex Amos, Alheri Phanuel, Holy Boniface, Jerry Gideon and Jari Sabagi of Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State, were found guilty of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide which contravened Section 96 (1) (a) and Sections 79 and 221 (b) of the Penal Code of Laws of Adamawa State, 1997.

The convicts were said to have on June 1, 2017 at Kadamun village in Demsa local Government Area willfully and intentionally conspired and attacked three herdsmen rearing cattle, killing one of them, Adamu Buba, whose body they threw into a river and also maimed several cows.

Justice Waziri said the case against the accused persons had been proved beyond reasonable doubt by the counsel to the state, Mr. Salihu Mohammed.

He ruled:

“I hereby sentence the accused persons on counts one and two to death by hanging, while on counts four and five, I sentence the accused to three years in prison to run concurrently. “Any aggrieved party is at liberty to file an appeal to the Court of Appeal, Yola Judicial Division within 90 days from today.”



  1. Metu Nyetu

    June 13, 2018 at 5:29 AM

    IT AMAZES me how swift and severe this sentence is. With all the carnage that this terrorist herdsmen leave in their wake across the country, not even a single person has been punished by any code in this country. But here we have people sentenced to death just because of them.

    FULANI HERDSMEN AND COWS ARE the most important things in this country today. You dare not touch them. We should note that. If it pains us, we should boot APC and PMB from the Aso Rock come 2019.

  2. Danti

    June 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    As a student of university of life, if it was truly an unprovoked attack by these men, then they are guilty. Been a Fulani doesn’t mean you are murder, but murders among them must face the same judicial commission.

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