A Yola Excessive Court docket presided over by the Adamawa State Chief Choose, Justice Nathan Musa Thursday, sentenced an ex-soldier to a 5 years jail time period with out the choice of nice.
The convict, Ali Mohammed, a dismissed soldier was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Miss Endurance Amos and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with out an possibility of nice.
Delivering his judgement, Justice Nathan Musa held that the prosecution proved the case of culpable murder past cheap doubt in opposition to the defendant.
The convict was charged to court docket for the offence of culpable murder not punishable with dying opposite to part 193(4) of the penal code legislation 2001 of Adamawa state.
Justice Musa sentenced the convict to five years imprisonment with out the choice of nice and ordered that the sentence will begin working from the fifteenth February 2020, being the primary date of the convict was remanded to jail custody whereas the sentence will run concurrently.
He handed down the sentence after contemplating the plea of allocutus from counsel to the convict, Mohammed Abubakar, an Assistant Chief Authorized Officer, Nigeria Authorized Help Council, Adamawa State.
Mohammed Abubakar had pleaded with the court docket to mood justice with mercy because the convict is a first-time offender and has been remorseful all through the trial.
He added that the convict has a spouse and a baby in addition to aged father or mother who had been in court docket, saying that in addition to this, the convict is a psychiatric affected person, he had been dismissed from service.
The 33-year-old convict was an Military operative with power quantity 09/NA/63/27034/ connected to Army Reference Yaba, Lagos state earlier than his dismissal.
It was gathered that ex-corporal Mohammed murdered the 23 years previous Endurance Amos, who was newly recruited into the Nigeria Military and a daughter of the Chief Driver of the Adamawa Press Restricted, on the tenth January, 2020