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Kano State High court on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the missing nine children in the state , Paul Owne to 104 years imprisonment, for stealing and selling the Children in far away Anambra State.
The presiding Judge, Justice Zuwaira Yusuf, in his judgement, sentenced Owne to 104 years in addition with the fine of the sum of N100,000 without option fine .
He was convicted for conspiring among his six others accomplice to kidnapped many children who were under 10 years from kano and sold them at Onitsha in Anambra state.
Justice Yusuf Sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to all the 38 Count Charge slammed against him by Kano State Government .
The judge categorised the offences according to three classifications and at the end slammed the sentenced on him.
The first category accordingly, the court upheld that convict was found guilty in count 2, 8, 9, 2, 27 and 34 She convicted him to 7 years each without option of fine in addition with the sum of N100,000 fine
Similarly, the court found Paul guilty in count 3, 5, 10, 11, 22, 28 and 38 head count he was sentenced to 7 years
While in the last category Justice Yusuf said the action of Paul was in contravention of count 4, 12, 13, 29 and 38, she therefore convicted him to four years on each count without option of fine.
She ordered that all the count shall run conservatively
The convicted person was arraigned before the court alongside his five other defendants who pleaded not guilty to all the charges read over to them namely:
Where Ogbono ,Emanuel Igwe,Loise Duru
Monica Oracha ,Chinelo Ifedigwe.