February 28, 2024

A Nasarawa State High Court in Lafia has sentenced a man, John Yakubu to death by hanging for beheading a 7-year old boy.

The victim was identified as Samuel Danjuma.

The Judge, Justice James Abundaga gave the judgement after finding out that Yakubu was guilty of culpable homicide based on his confessional statement and is punishable by death.

Yakubu was found in possession of the head of the boy put in polythene bag and he was arrested on July 22nd, 2012 alongside Ishaya Daklung.

The judge sentenced Daklung to four years imprisonment with hard labour for being in possession of human part. this is in line with section 219 of penal code.

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