11 to die by hanging for murder over land dispute

Olowofela Adeniyi
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Justice Maimuna Abubakar of Minna High Court No 6 has sentenced 11 persons from Anfani community, Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, to death by hanging.

The 11 were said to have killed seven persons from Gaba community over a land dispute in Lavun.

Fourteen others who had been arraigned along with the convicted persons were discharged and acquitted.

The judgement comes nearly three years after about 25 persons from Anfani were charged to the Minna High Court by the Office of the Attorney General through the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

They were charged on October 7, 2019.

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