The Jigawa court sitting in Dutse presided by Justice Musa Ubale has today 15th February 2021 sentences a 20 yrs old man called Saidu Abdullahi to 20 yrs imprisonment, to detain 13, 14, and 17yrs old boys(name withheld) at Jigawa State Governor’s pleasure for the offence of conspiracy and Kidnapping of a 5yr old boy at Gamalawa Qtrs Dutse LGA.
The fact of the case was that , Saidu Abdullahi and a 14 years old boy(name withheld) had on 15th November 2020 conspired to kidnap a 5yrs old boy from his parent home at gamalawa Qtrs of Dutse local government, and demand the sum of 5 million Naira from his parent as ransom. The Parents were able to pay 1 million Naira to secure the release of their son. The defendants on the 18th of November 2020 also agreed to offer the sum of Forty thousand Naira to another 13 and 15yrs old boys(name withheld) who were their friends to conceal their act and not to expose them.
The Prosecution counsel closed their case after calling all witnesses and tendered all evidence.
Honourable Justice Musa Ubale while delivering the judgment said the prosecution team led by the Honourable Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice, Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu, had successfully proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, he thereby Sentences Saidu Abdullahi 20 yrs imprisonment and to detain the 13, 14,and 15yrs old Boys(name withheld) at Jigawa Governor’s pleasure due to their tender age for the following offence, criminal conspiracy contrary to section 96 of the penal code Cap P3 laws of Jigawa and punishable under section 97 of the same code, Kidnapping punishable under section 273 of the Penal Code Cap P3 laws of Jigawa and offering gratification of screening of offenders punishable under section 169 of the penal Code Cap P3 Laws of Jigawa State 2012.
Zainab Baba santali
Public Relations Officer Jigawa state ministry