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2 jailed for thuggery during governorship election

2015-04-22 09:48

Katsina - A Chief Magistrates' Court in Katsina on Tuesday sentenced Shuaibu Hamza (27) and Haruna Abubakar (25) to one month imprisonment each for thuggery during the April 11 Governorship Election.

Delivering the judgment, Chief Magistrate Abdulkadir Umar said the prosecutor had convinced the court that the convicts committed the offence.

Umar said the prosecutor had convinced the court beyond reasonable doubt that the convicts had committed political thuggery.

"The evidences presented before the court by the prosecutor and the confessional statements of the accused persons have assisted the court to convict them," he said.

The prosecutor, Inspector Hashimu Musa, had told the court that the two accused persons committed the offence on April 11, 2015 at about 4 p.m.

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"My Lord, the accused persons were caught with dangerous weapons while committing political thuggery on governorship election day.

"The accused were arrested by the Police at Dugul village in Ingawa Local Government Area while disrupting the election process," he said.

The prosecutor said the offence violated  Section 8 of the Public Order Act.

Musa tendered two machetes, knives, sword and sticks as exhibits before the court.

The accused pleaded guilty to the charges and begged the court for leniency, saying they were first offenders.

The judge warned them to be of good behaviour after their jail term, saying that the court would not be lenient with them if they committed a similar offence in future. 

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