Man sentenced to death forbeheading boy

One John Yakubu has been sentenced to death by hanging

for beheading a seven-year old boy, Samuel Danjuma in


Justice James Abundaga of a Nasarawa State High Court

4, in his judgement on Wednesday found Yakubu guilty of

culpable homicide punishable by death.

He said the death sentence was in line with Section 221 of

the penal code based on the confessional statement of

the convict.

The convict was arrested alongside one Ishaya Daklung

by operatives of the Department for State Security Service

(DSS) on July 22, 2012.

The judge said Yakubu was also found in possession of a

fresh head of a boy, concealed in a polythene bag.

According to Abundaga, Yakubu in his confessional

statement, lured the boy, his neighbour’s son, to a stream

in Agwan Galadima in Nasarawa Local Government and

drowned him before severing his head.

Abundaga, however, sentenced the second accused,

Daklung, to four years in prison with hard labour, saying

that Daklung’s sentence was in line with Section 219 of

the penal code.

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