Four men bag 10 year jail term for killing woman over claims of witchcraft
The Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Nathan Musa, has sentenced four men to 10 years in jail for allegedly conspiring to kill a woman over claims of witchcraft.
The convicts identified as Bello Abdu, 42, Maikudi Abdu, 25, Sale Mohammed, 26 and Musa Abubakar, 42, all cattle rearers, were arraigned in court for causing the death of Amina Mohammed Dauji, in the outskirt of Yola South Local Government Area.
According to the prosecuting team, Bello (1st Convict) who is an Elder Brother to Maikudi(2nd Convict), hired 2 of the other convicts at the sum N20, 000 who matcheted the woman to death.
Late Amina was accused by Bello as the one who was responsible for the death of his wife, Tobedo and his mother respectively, alleging that the deceased persons mentioned Amina’s name as a witch who was attacking them in their dream.
In his extra-judicial confessional statement admitted in evidence, the 1st convict narrated that they had a meeting with his younger brother and the other two other convicts on July 27, 2016 and perfected their plan on how to end the deceased’s life.
According to him, during their meeting which was held at Ngurore market, Sale and Musa agreed to go and kill the woman; however, demanded the sum of N20, 000, which he agreed to pay as soon as they kill her. After the arrangement, the hit men who armed themselves with cutlasses, stormed the residence of the deceased by night with Maikudi who stayed outside the building. The duo entered the room of Late Amina on July 28, 2016 and hit her on her forehead and stomach with their cutlasses which led to her death.
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