It was gathered that 11 persons from the Anfani community in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State, have been sentenced to death by hanging, after being found guilty of nine counts brought against them.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Maimuna Abubakar of Minna High Court No. 6, noted that the prosecuting counsel had proved the charges against the 11 people beyond a reasonable doubt.
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According to Channels Tv he, however, noted that 14 others who had been arraigned along with the convicted persons were discharged and acquitted.
The judgment comes nearly three years after about 25 persons from Afani were charged to the Minna High Court by the Office of the Attorney General through the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
It was said that they were charged on October 7, 2019, for killing seven people from the Gaba community, as well as over a land dispute in Lavun local government.