FCT High Court sentences man, 34, to death by hanging for killing an Isreali

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By Aderogba George

 

Abuja   –     Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday sentenced one Hassan Gimba, 34, to death by hanging for killing an Israeli man, Mr NIR Rosemarin.

The deceased who was said to have been killed on Sept. 9, 2015 was an Israeli and an employee of Gilmor Construction Company Nigeria Limited.

The convict was first arraigned on June 29, 2016 by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) where he pleaded not guilty to the two count charge of Criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide punishable with death.

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The charges contravenes the provision of section 97 and 221(1a) of the Penal Code Law.

The convict pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Halilu sentenced Gimba, based on the confessional statement made by him during a trialwithintrial he committed the crime.

Halilu also based his judgment following the report obtained by the police from the doctors during a postmortem.

The Judge said that the police fell short of the law in respect of some exhibits and documents tendered before the court.

Speaking outside the court, counsel to the convict, Mr Chike Onyeali, said the judgment of the court would be tested at the Court of Appeal.

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According to Onyeali, the court declined to consider some of  his arguments and documents he presented.

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