Ayuba, a resident of Aso Sabo Lugbe Airport Road, Abuja, was arraigned alongside his brother, Suleiman Zakari, on a three-count charge of disturbance of public peace, assault and causing grievous hurt.

Samuel ordered that the convict should be taken to Kuje Prisons where he is expected to serve the prison terms.The magistrate also sentenced Suleiman Zakari to six months imprisonment with an option of N6, 000 fine.

He warned the convicts to desist from committing crimes after serving out their punishment.

He held that his judgment would serve as a deterrent to others and ordered the police to bring Iliyasu Abdullahi, whose hand was cut off to the court after his treatment.

The Prosecutor, Mrs Ukoha Ndidi, had earlier told the court that the three men were arrested and brought to Lugbe Police Station on Feb. 2.

She said in the process of mediating peace by Rakiya, surname unknown, Abdullahi brought his cutlass and cut her.

The prosecutor said in return Ayuba intentionally and violently used the same cutlass and cut off Abdullahi’s hand.

The prosecutor explained that as a result, Abdullahi sustained grievous hurt and was rushed to the hospital.

Ndidi said that during police interrogation, they could not give a satisfactory account of their actions.

According to her, the offences contravene the provisions of Sections 79, 113 and 247 of the Penal Code.

The convicts did not deny the charges preferred against them after their arraignment.


@ Nigerian Tribune

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