Court Sentences Zamfara Man to Death for Killing Friend Over N100

Court Sentences Zamfara Man to Death for Killing Friend Over N100

  • Anas Dahiru, would spend the rest of his life in prison and would also die by hanging, following a recent court judgment
  • The High Court, Zamfara divison, sentenced the accused for the murder of his friend, Shamu Ibrahim, over a dispute involving N100
  • The presiding judge, Justice Mukhtar Yusha’u, delivered the verdict after careful consideration of the case journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Zamfara state, Gusau - The Federal High Court, Zamfara division, has sentenced a man identified simply as Anas Dahiru to death by hanging for killing his friend because of N100.

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Zamfara man to die by hanging over murder of his friend. Photo credit: Federal High Court
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Court takes action on Zamfara murder case

As reported by The Punch, Dahiru was brought to the court in June 2017 for allegedly stabbing his friend, Shamu Ibrahim, to death.

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Delivering the judgment on Thursday, December 7, the presiding judge, Justice Mukhtar Yusha’u, convicted Dahiru for killing his friend.

“Having listened to both sides, I hereby sentenced the convict (Anas Dahiru) to death by hanging as enshrined in Section 221 of the Penal Code,” the judge ruled.

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