Ekiti court docket sentences Boko Haram member to dying by hanging for killing Policeman

Ekiti court docket sentences Boko Haram member to dying by hanging for killing Policeman

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye of Ekiti State Excessive Court docket, sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced Abdulsalam Adinoyi (35) to dying by hanging.

In his judgment, Justice Ogunmoye stated the prosecution had proved its case past affordable doubt in opposition to the defendant, thus, implying his culpability in all the fees in opposition to him.

Adinoyi was charged and arraigned on 5 depend prices bothering on Armed Theft, Homicide, Terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, opposite to sections 1 (2) (a) and three(1) of the Theft and Firearms (Particular Provisions) Act Cap C16, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, additionally Sections 316 of the Legal Code Legislation, Cap C16, Legal guidelines of Ekiti State, 2012 and Sections 11 and 12 of the Ekiti State Kidnapping and Terrorism (Prohibition Legislation), 2015.

In response to the cost, Abdulsalam Adinoyi who hails from Okene in Kogi State, between twenty second of December, 2016 and twentieth March, 2017 whereas armed with a gun, attacked and robbed Sergeant Gana Jiya and different Police Officers at Test Level in Oye Ekiti, murdered Sergeant Gana Jiya on the spot whereas different Police Officers on obligation sustained severe diploma of gun wounds and carted away two AK-47 Assaulted Riffle, launched terrorism assault on individuals of Ekiti State and his environs, confessed to being a member of Boko Haram and unlawfully in possession of an AK-47 Assault Rifle amongst others.

”The only real points for willpower are accordingly resolved in favour of the prosecution. The defendant is hereby discovered responsible as charged, he’s accordingly sentenced to dying by hanging in counts 1, 2 and three, could Almighty God have mercy on his soul. He’s additionally sentenced to twenty years imprisonment in depend 4 and ten years imprisonment in depend 5 with N10,000.00 as an choice of positive, he concluded.’’

In his confessional assertion, Adinoyi stated, members of his group named Abu Uwais and Aminu a.ok.a. Idi-Amin, now at massive have been planning for an operation, when Police Officers got here to his home, it was searched and the AK-47 an Assault Rifle was recovered amongst different objects.

To show his case, the Prosecutor, Gbemiga Adaramola referred to as 5 witnesses together with Law enforcement officials who have been on the scene whereas reveals tendered includesd an AK-47 Assault Rifle, assertion of the defendants and the victims, pictures, Compact Discs containing Boko Haram trainings, 5 Sim Playing cards and packs, Flash drives, empty bullet shells, medical experiences amongst others.

The defendant spoke in his personal defence by way of his counsel and referred to as no witnesses.

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