Three kidnappers of Adamawa female journalist bag life imprisonment

Adamawa State High Court of Justice on Monday, convicted and sentenced three kidnappers of female staff of the Adamawa Broadcasting Corperation (ABC) Yola, Amra Ahmad Diska, to life imprisonment

The court presided by Hon. Justice Danladi Mohammed, also sentenced another kidnapper of the woman to 10 years imprisonment with a option of N1 million fine and jailed one other to five years in prison without option.

Those sentenced to life imprisonment include: Muhammad Habib Maki (aka Dram), Barde Usman and Umar Mammanjoda (aka Umar Mbamba).

Likewise, Husseini Hamman (aka Awilo) was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment without option of fine, while Umar Abubakar (aka Naibi) bagged 10 year prison term or N1 million option of fine.

Husseini, was sentenced to five years because on the day of his arraignment along side 4 other convicts, he pleaded guilty to the offences and made his trial easier for the court, hence the mitigation of sentence.

While Umar Abubakar, (aka Naibi), 5th convict was slammed 10 years jail term for the offence of abatement. He was the one who furnished other convicts with information about the victims.

The five convicts and Dogo Chongel Pullori, Dabo and Bello (still at large) conspired and abducted Ahmadu Njoboli and Amra Ahmad Diska from their various homes in Yola South LGA.

The convicts and three others at large while armed with guns, invaded the house of Ahmad Isa Mbamba at Mbamba in Yola South on the 4th May, 2021, and abducted his wife.

She spent seven days in the kidnappers’ den until the payment of N4 million ransom by family members before regaining her freedom.

The convicts also abducted Ahmadu Njoboli, on the 11th September, 2021, detained him for 19 days and collected the sum of N5 million as ransom before releasing him.

Five out of eight kidnappers were later apprehended and arraigned before the court on the 7th October, 2021, where 4 pleaded not guilty, while one admitted having committed the offences, hence their trial and conviction.


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