Two Farmers Jailed For Assault, Attempted Extortion

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Two farmers, Samaila Zanko, 24, and Umar Abubakar, 36, have been sentenced to three months imprisonment each for assault and extortion.

The judge of an Area Court in Jos, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Zanko and Abubakar after they pleaded guilty to assault and attempted extortion.

The convicts were, however, given option to pay a fine of N10,000.

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Monday Dabit, the Prosecution Counsel, had earlier  told the court that the case was reported on Sept. 11 at the office of the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Jos, by the complainant, Malam Saudi Abdullahi.

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He said that the convicts beat up the complainant after invading his house, adding that they also demanded N3 million from the complainant as a “settlement fee” and threatened to beat him up if he refused to comply.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code. (NAN)

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