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    Court jails man 20 years for Illegal Possession of Firearm, Kidnapping

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    By Olu Samuel, Lokoja

    The Federal High Court 2 sitting in Lokoja has sentenced a 22 year old man, Jubril Ibrahim to twenty years imprisonment.

    The Presiding Judge, Justice P. Mallong, convicted the defendant today. The court convicted the defendant on all the five counts charges,

    Jibil Ibrahim was arrested with locally made pistol revolver and charged to court on five counts charge.

    According to the charge sheet. Jibril was arrested at Ofara village and charged for illegal Possession of Firearm, punishable under section 27(1) b (11) of Firearms act

    The convict was accused of kidnapping Hajia Mariam and held her captive for several days until vigilantee operatives working in conjunction with other sister security agencies released the victim.

    Yahaya, the Prosecuting Counsel on behalf of the Department of State Services, called a total of four witnesses and tendered in evidence following confessional statements of defendant, compact disc containing video recording of defendant confessional statement.

    In his ruling, Justice Mallong, sentenced the accused to four years on each count, amounting to a cumulative twenty years sentence to run concurrently

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