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Man sentenced to death for killing 12-year-old

03 March 2016, 06:32

Abuja - A Niger resident has been sentenced to death in a Minna High Court after he was found guilty of the murder of a 12-year-old boy.

According to a Punch report, 42-year-old Mohammed Haruna was sentenced to death by hanging following his confession to the crime, which contravened section 221 of the penal code.

Haruna's statement, which directly link him to the crime, claimed that he had been hired by a ritualist, identified as Malam Musa Yakila, to procure human parts in exchange for N2 million.

Also read: Supreme Court upholds Lagos man's death sentence

According to Haruna, Yakila was to send the human remains to customers in Yola, Adamawa State.

In response, Haruna is said to have lured the young boy into the bushes of the Shambua forest in Kagara, before striking him over the head with a stick, causing his death.

Read more at Punch

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