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Zamfara court sentences man to death for killing friend



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The Zamfara State High Court has sentenced one Anas Dahiru to death by hanging for killing his friend because of N100.

Dahiru was brought to the court in June 2017 for allegedly stabbing his friend, Shamu Ibrahim, to death when the duo was fighting each other because of the sum of N100.

Reading the judgment, the presiding judge, Justice Mukhtar Yusha’u, said the accused, Anas Dahiru, of Unguwar Dallatu area of Gusau, the state capital, was arraigned before the court in 2017 for allegedly killing his friend, Shamsu Ibrahim, with a knife for just N100 dispute.

Yusha’u said having listened to both sides, he convicted Anas for killing his friend.

He said, “Having listened to both sides, I hereby sentence the convict (Anas Dahiru) to death by hanging as enshrined in Section 221 of the Panel Code.”

In a related development, the presiding judge also convicted one Sadiqu Abubakar for attempted armed robbery in the Bungudu Local Government Area of the state.

Sadiqu was convicted for attacking one businessman in Runji village of Bungudu who gallantly arrested the armed rubber and handed him over to the police.

Justice Yusha’u said having heard from both parties involved in the case, he convicted Abubakar under Section 221 of the Panel Code.

He said, “Having heard from the counsel for both parties, the accused and the dependant, I hereby sentence Sadiqu Abubakar to life imprisonment.”