Monday, 16 May 2016
Fulani Herdsmen Jailed Over Illegal Possession Of Firearms
A Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba judicial division has sentenced two Fulani herdsmen, Hassan Abidu and Yakubu Salem to 10 years imprisonment each for illegal possession of fire arms.
The duo were suspected to be members of a nomadic group terrorizing indigenes of Ibusa and its environs, especially farmers.
Justice Marcel Okoh pronounced the guilty verdict on the two Fulani nomads in a two- count charge of unlawful possession of firearms proffered against them by the Attorney-General of Delta State, punishable under Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R.II, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010 and were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each with hard labour and without an option of fine.