By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
A Minna Chief Magistrate Court II has sentenced two confirmed cattle rustlers to seven years imprisonment for stealing flock of cattle.
The accused persons are to serve another seperate two years jail term for inflicting gravious bodiily harm on their victim who they attacked at a village in Kanbi Oloru area of Kwara state.
The two, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Shehu both of Paiko were found guilty by the court following their arraignments by the Police prosecution for offenses contrary to sections 97, 247 of the state’s penal code laws and section 8 sub second 1 of Niger state law cap 8 of 2016.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Hauwa Baba Yusuf said the accused persons both of Paiko area of Niger state had, while armed with knives, attacked one Alhassan Adamu and stole his cows and Sheep.
The court ruled that the two accused persons were to also serve two years years jail for inflicting bodily harm on their victim. The court however gave them the option to pay a fine of N50,000 each or go to jail.
Chief Magistrate Hauwa Baba Yusuf had similarly sentenced two other accused persons, Sani Hallidu Nabudu and Sa’edu Lawali to seven years imprisonment for rustling twenty seven cows and five Sheep belonging to one Mamuda Mohammed Bello of Tashan Wushiba village of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.
The animals rustled by the two are valued at over N3 Million. The sentence for the two are without option of fine.