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Friends bag 9-year imprisonment for armed robbery in Jigawa



Jigawa State High Court sitting in Dutse, on Tuesday, sentenced two friends Ya`u Baba and Muhammad Sani to nine years imprisonment for armed robbery.

The convicts, who pleaded guilty, were slammed with two-count charges of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

Delivering the judgement, Justice Ahmad Isah Gumel said the prosecution proved that they committed the offences.

He said the offences contravened Sections 96 and 298b of the Penal Code Laws of Jigawa State, 2012.

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Justice Gumel, therefore, sentenced them to nine years imprisonment.

He explained that the convicts were sentenced to four years jail term for criminal conspiracy and five years for armed robbery.

The convicts committed the offences on September 14, 2017, at Dundubus village, in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.