Kogi: Court Jails Three Over Illegal Possession of Firearms

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A Federal High Coürt sitting in Lokoja has convicted and sentenced one Yusuf Abdul and Mudasir Mohammed to two and three years imprisonment respectively.

The Federal High Court presided by Justice Donatus Okorowa convicted the two accused persons for illegal possession and illegal dealing in arms.

The accused persons were on the 19th of May, 2020 arrested in Anyigba, Dekina Local Government Area of the State, with a locally made pistol, an offense stipulated under 27(1)b iii of the firearms act.

The accused persons pleaded guilty to the offense, consequently, were sentenced to two and three years imprisonment respectively.

Counsels to Yusuf Abdul, W.A Aliwo Esq and Counsel to Mudasir Mohammed, H.O. Abbas Esq, had urged the court to temper justice with mercy, especially since the accused persons pleaded guilty.

In another development, Justice Donatus Okorowa of the Federal High Court Lokoja, convicted and sentenced Saidu Usman to two years imprisonment for unlawful possession of firearms.

The accused person pleaded guilty to committing the offense.

Counsel to the accused, W.A. Aliwo Esq, urged the court for a lenient conviction following his plea.

Delivering his judgement, Justice D.U. Okorowa sentenced the accused person to two years imprisonment.

Reacting to the Judgement, Counsel to the DSS, O. Yahaya Esq, said the  sentences would serve as deterrent to others.

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