Two Plateau Farmers Jailed for Assault, Attempted Extortion

An Area Court in Jos, the capital of Plateau State on Friday sentenced two farmers, Samaila Zanko, 24 and Umar Abubakar, 36, to three months imprisonment each for assault and extortion.

The Judge, Shawomi Bokkos sentenced Zanko and Abubakar after they pleaded guilty to assault and attempted extortion.

Bokkos, however, gave each of them an option to pay a fine of N10,000.

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Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Monday Dabit told the court that the case was reported on September 11 at the office of anti-kidnapping unit, Jos by the complainant, Malam Saudi Abdullahi.

The prosecutor said that the convicts beat up the complaint after invading his house.

He told the court that the convicts also demanded N3 million from the complainant as a “settlement fee” and threatened to beat him up if he refused to comply.

Dabit said that the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code.


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