Go To Desktop Site
Custom Search

Court convicts three men in Kwara over murder threat

Date: 2018-01-10

 

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State on Tuesday sentenced three men to six years jail-term for threatening to kill a woman.

ROYAL NEWS gathered that the convicts sentenced by Chief Magistrate Kudirat Yahaya are, Alhaji Alabi, Saliman Iyanda and Suleiman Alao.

They were each sentened to two years imprisonment with option of fine of N15,000 for each of the three count charges. However the total of six years jail terms are to run concurrently which means the convicts would spend two years in jail if they were unable to pay N15,000 fines for each convict.

The now convicts stood trial on three charges of criminal trespass and criminal intimidation against a now 91 year old woman, Mrs. Sadatu Bello which is contrary to Sections 97, 348 and 397 of Penal Code Law.

According to the First Information Report, obtained by our correspondent in Ilorin, complainant, Bello, who was by had on May 13, 2016, through Saraa Chambers, sent a p petition to the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command.

The petition was then endorsed by then CP to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Ilorin, for discreet investigation.

The statement said, "That some years ago, she (Bello) inherited parcel of land measuring 279 feet by 243 feet from her later father, Alhaji Bello Belukor, one of the past Balogun Alanamu.

"That the parcel of land situate at Olorunda village along Ilorin-Ogbomosho road." Bello said sometimes in the month of February, 2016; when she visited the said parcel of land with her children; she met Alabi, Iyanda and Alao; all of Olorunda village along Ilorin-Ogbomosho road to have conspired with one another, entered the said land and also threatened to kill her, if she ventured to come back to the said land again.

"Investigation conducted at the CIID revealed that you, Alhaji Bayo Alabi, Saliman Iyanda, and Suleiman Alao, criminally conspired with one another, entered onto the said land and threatened the complainant not to come onto the said land again. You thereby committed the above mentioned offences." The chief magistrate in her judgement said the prosecutor, Mr. Matthew Ologbonsaye proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.

According to her, the defendants also made willful statements before the police, which formed reliable evidences against them.

According to her, the defendants, did not deny threatening to kill the woman and other ingredients necessary to prove the allegations against them.

Yahaya therefore convicted Alabi, Iyanda and Alao.

The magistrate therefore stated that in view of the pleadings of the defense counsel, Mr. Mohammed Gambari, each of the convicts, was sentenced to two years imprisonment or an option of fine of N15,000.00 on each of the three charges.

She stated that the sentences of two years or fine of N15,000 on each of the three charges were to run concurrently.

Yahaya said, "I pass sentence of two years imprisonment or fine of N15,000 on each of the three accused persons for each of the three charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and criminal intimidation.

"The total concurrent sentence is two years or total fine of N45,000.00"

Source


Recent Posts

Ayo Adedoyin joins Kwara guber race

2019 - How to Obtain and Check Your Voters Registration Status

Kwarans least tax payers in Nigeria KWIRS...Individual pay N125, private sector N1,000 per month

Oyeyipo: Kwara's longest serving CJ who transformed judiciary

A.B Ahmed, Media Aide to late Chuba Okadigbo dies at 74

Era of over relying on Federation Accounts gone for good - LG boss

Saraki: Passage of PIGB By National Assembly 'll Help Curb Future Fuel Scarcity

Kwara tertiary institutions get N288.5m as first quarter allocation

Gov Ahmed Sacks Commissioners, Advisers and Assistants

Gov. Ahmed signs IVTEC bill, two others into law

Herdsmen/Farmers Clash: Kwara Directs Police to Ensure Compliance with Compensation Mechanism

Rawlings, Kwara's Gov wife, others for Thinkation 2018

Kwara Speaker Commends Gov Ahmed Over Assent To Town Planning Law


Most Popular

IEDPU rejects FG's zoning of Kwara to south west

Saraki pulls down old Agbaji mosque...builds N375m new one

Gov Ahmed Sacks Commissioners, Advisers and Assistants

OPINION: Aftermath of the Crossover Night Attack in Ilorin and Myopism of the Christian Association of Nigeria Leadership in Kwara State. By Abdulmumeen Abdulrazaq

NEW YEAR ATTACK ON MUSLIM & CHRISTIAN WORSHIPERS IN ILORIN: A CALL FOR CAUTION

Emir Of Lafiagi To Confer Chieftaincy Titles On Abubakar, Saraki, Others

Governor Saraki appoints new SSG, Chief of Staff

FG names Gbemi Saraki Chairman of Federal University, Otuoke

Esie: A national museum in need of a face-lift

Imoleboja Rockshelter: Kwara's rock of refuge

Photo News: Bukola Saraki's Homecoming.

Muslim Students' Society Of Nigeria National Response to the Invasion of, and Trespass on, Three Of The 32 Plots of MSSN Land at the Headquaters (Ilorin) Site and Subsequent Campaign of Calumny Against Prof. Oloyede

The day Olusola Saraki 'resurrected'