Nigerian student jailed for knife attack

An Upper Area Court in the Nigerian central state of Plateau Friday sentenced an 18-year-old student, Yahaya Mohammed to three months imprisonment for stabbing his friend, Ibrahim Musa with a knife.

Mohammed, a student of Government Secondary School, Gangare, was sentenced for stabbing his victim in the stomach.

The court,sitting in Jos, however, gave the convict an option of N3, 000 fine.

The trial Judge, Malam Mustapha Hassan, said that the prosecution had convinced the court beyond reasonable doubt that the convict had committed the offence.

“The evidences tendered before the court by the prosecution had convinced the court that the convict was guilty of the offence.

“The three witnesses who testified before the court had proved that the convict committed the offence,’’ the judge ruled.

The prosecutor, Mr Ashiru Ibrahim, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 9, 2011 at about 11.00 p.m. at Gangare Area of Jos.

He said that the accused stabbed his friend on the stomach with a knife during a “minor disagreement’’.

Ibrahim told the court that the accused had committed an offence contrary to section 245 of the Penal Code.


  1. Abdullahi

    Waw contry people this boy ought to have been jailed a year so it will be a lesson for him.

  2. onyii

    what do u expect from an almajiri judiciary. Dis country is a joke

  3. GreatTony

    that judge’s head is not correct… stabbed in the stomach that is same as attempted murder.

  4. Yahaya

    What a shame? A student of secondary have the heart to use a knife to stap his friend just because of minnor disagreement, I think the judgement is to minimal and even a fine was given as an option. May Allah help us.

  5. D D

    Why u guys compaining? Aboki judging aboki. Hahaaahaaaaaa!

  6. Iyabode

    Crazy Naija judges. Cowards and Criminals

  7. Shina

    Shame, just 3 month jail, he shouldn’t have being jail @ all in the first place, look @ the fine also N3,000, thats absurb. Even attempted murder should be more than that, not to talk of someone who has already raise up his hand to stab his fellow human, animal being!

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