Abductor of Chibok girls jailed 15years


A Federal High Court sitting in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State, on Monday sentenced 35-year-old Haruna Yahaya who participated in the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.

The convict, whose left arm and left leg are crippled, was convicted for being a member of the Boko Haram group.

He was said to be prime suspect in the group’s attacks in Chibok, Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State and Gabsuri town in the Damboa Local Government of the state.

The suspect pleaded guilty to the two counts preferred against him by the Federal Government but pleaded for mercy, saying he was forcefully conscripted into the terrorist group.

The judge in ruling said the court was “not fooled” by Yahaya’s story insisting that the convict was using the misfortune of his handicap to draw sympathy.

The Judge sentenced Yahaya to 15 years imprisonment.

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