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Court sentences man to 16 years jail term for terrorism in Kogi

A Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja has sentenced Saleh Iro Yusuf to sixteen years imprisonment for offences bordering on terrorism.

Saleh was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit an offence, acts of terrorism, hostage-taking and kidnapping before the Federal High Court Lokoja.

The presiding Judge, P. Mallong, convicted the defendant as charged and sentenced him to four years in prison on each count.

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The convict was arraigned by the Department of State Services, DSS Lokoja.

The prosecuting Counsel, O. Yahaya, called a total of four witnesses, who tendered confessional statements of the defendant, a video recording of the confessional statement, and a compact disc which was duly admitted by the court.

Consequently, Justice Mallong sentenced the accused on the four-count charge for the offence of terrorism.

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