Koton Karfe (Kogi) March 20, 2017 (TNE): A Kogi High Court sitting in Koton Karfe has sentenced a native doctor, Ibrahim Mohammed to death for killing two brothers In January, 2016.
Delivering judgment on Monday in a case of culpable homicide and armed robbery preferred against Mohammed, Justice Alaba Omoleye-Ajileye pronounced Mohammed guilty and ruled that he should die by hanging.
“With all the pieces of evidence presented by the prosecution: the exhumation of the bodies of Tanko and Mohammed, from the compound of the accused, I hold that after poisoning the two brothers as the accused confessed in his downright criminality, he hit their heads with pestle to hasten their annihilation.
“And in order to avoid any trace of his brutal and inhuman act, the accused buried the dead bodies of Tanko and Mohammed in his compound.
Unfortunately since nothing is hidden under the sky, Nemesis caught up with him, ” the judge declared.
“By your own word, after poisoning both Tanko and Mohammed but they refused to die, you used a pestle to hit them on their heads.That was a brutal homicide committed with determination and ruthlessness .
“The manner you committed it, by your own description, makes it a high level of exceptional wickedness that it can only be properly marked by death sentence, which is the only sentence I can pass on you.
” For killing Tanko Mohammed and Mohammed Abubakar, I sentence you to death . You shall be hanged by the neck until you are dead . May the Lord have mercy on your soul, ” he ruled .
Our correspondent reports that the two brothers of the same father who hailed from Bida, Niger State had on January 10, 2016 visited the malam in his home at Kogbani village in Kogi Local Government area of Kogi for spiritual help.
One of the two charges preferred against him was that he ”robbed Tanko of his Toyota Carina wagon on the day of the incident.
The state government had instituted the case against the native doctor.
The court ruled on Monday that the convict has 30 days to appeal against the judgment. (TNE)