Two farmers to spend three months in jail for assault, attempted extortion

An area court in Jos 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 Messrs Zankoand and Abubakar after they pleaded guilty to assault and attempted extortion.

Mr Bokkos, however, gave each of them an option of N10,000 fines.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp Monday Dabit, told the court that the case was reported on September 11 at the office of the anti-kidnapping unit, Jos, by the complainant, Saudi Abdullahi.

The prosecutor said 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.

Mr Dabit said the offence contravened the Plateau Penal Code. 


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