Kaduna govt. seeks death sentence for 50 Shiite members

Kaduna govt. seeks death sentence for 50 Shiite members
April 21 20:41 2016

The Kaduna State Government on
 Thursday asked a Kaduna High
 Court to sentence 50 Shiite
members to death for allegedly
causing the death of a soldier.

The government had filed a five-
count charge against the accused
before Justice David Wyom.
It accused them of criminal
conspiracy, unlawful assembly,
culpable homicide, disturbance of
public peace and wrongful
restrain.
In the petition, the counsel to the
government, Bayero Diri, said the
offences are punishable under
Sections 97, 221, 102, 106 and 225
of the Penal Code Law, Laws of
Kaduna State 1991.

The government said the offence
was committed between
December 12 and 14, 2015 in
Zaria.
It alleged that the suspects among
other things shot dead Yakubu
Dankaduna, a corporal of the
Nigerian Army “with a gun when
he alighted from the convoy to
disperse the IMN members.“.

The prosecution told the court
that they intend to present 39
witnesses.
The plea of the accused persons
was not taken as the judge
adjourned sitting till May 16.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered
that the 50 suspects were among the 265
persons currently in custody, who were
arrested during the Shiites clash with the
Army on Dec. 12 and Dec. 14, 2015.

(NAN)

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