A 29- year- old farmer, Sunday Jackson of Dong neighborhood in Demsa Local Government Area, Adamawa nation has been convicted and sentenced to death by hanging for killing a herdsman.
Sunday Jackson who was tried by using Honourable Justice Fatima Ahmed Tafida led High Court for culpable homicide punishable with loss of life opposite to section 221 of the penal code law, was convicted and sentenced to death with the aid of hanging.
29 – year- old Ex- student and Farmer are to die for killing Herdsman who tried to kill him
The convict was determined guilty of inflicting the death of the herdsman, Buba Ardo Bawuro by way of stabbing him with a knife on the neck in a bush in the Kodomti community, Numan LGA.
In his extra- judicial confessional declaration admitted in evidence, Sunday Jackson narrated that while he was working in his farm in a bush in Kodomti, the deceased got here and put his cattle in his farm, but when he asked the Fulani herdsman why did he do so, the herdsman did no longer say anything.
According to him, he pursued the animals out of his farm, but the Fulani herdsman delivered out his knife and superior towards him with the knife and that on his part, he had nothing in his hand to shield himself.
Sunday Jackson said that he began jogging and screaming but no one got here to his rescue, announcing that as he was running, the herdsman trailed him and stabbed him with the knife at the lower back of his head.
He introduced that he then became back to hit the deceased with his left leg, but he was no longer fortunate as the deceased used the knife and stabbed him on the left leg.
At that point, in accordance to him, he acquired scared when he determined that the Fulani herdsman was once trying to stab him again, saying that he held the hand of the deceased and that as they have been struggling, he collected the knife, stabbed him 3 instances on his neck and threw away the knife.
But when he was once arraigned before the court earlier, the defendant and now the convict pleaded no longer guilty to the offense, and to set up its case against him, the prosecution referred to as 2 witnesses.
Arguing his case earlier, the defense counsel, F. A. Ogbe informed the court that the motion of his customer was once in self- defense, and prayed the court docket to discharge and acquit the farmer and former student G. D. S. S Zangun in Numan LGA.
On his part, counsel to the prosecution, N. J. Atiku, urged the court docket to convict the defendant totally on his confessional announcement and based on the truth that the death of a human being had occurred.
In its verdict on Wednesday, the court presided by using Justice Fatima Ahmed Tafida, said that the defendant had confessed to being the one that killed the herdsman and that his confessional assertion by myself is enough to warrant his conviction.
Justice Fatima held that the defendant having disarmed the deceased had the chance to escape for his life however failed to so do, pronouncing that having regarded the evidence (exhibits) tendered and the fact that they have been not discredited, the prosecution has proved its case towards the defendant and sentenced him to death through hanging.
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