Adamawa Poly Jealous Lover Bags 12-Year Jail Term
An enraged lover, Luka Shuaibu, who attempted to slit the throat of his girlfriend, following suspicion of unfaithfulness, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for attempted murder and causing grievous bodily hurt.
Shuaibu, a diploma student in the Department of Tourism and Leisure Management, Adamawa State Polytechnic, jolted the public in October 2016, when he attempted to slit the throat of his girlfriend, Sekina Ishaya.
Sekina, also a Tourism and Leisure Management student, was attacked by her angry lover after seeing her allegedly with another man.
Shuaibu was sentenced last Wednesday to 12 years’ imprisonment without option of fine.
Shehu Ahmad, the Chief Magistrate of the Yola Magistrate Court, while passing his sentence, said the court found the accused guilty of an attempt to commit culpable homicide and causing grievous bodily hurt to his female lover.
The magistrate said the sentence was based on the witnesses, testimonies as well as admission of guilt by the convict, noting that the parties could file an appeal if not satisfied with his judgment.
According to Insp. Akamu, the police prosecutor, Shuaibu bagged seven years for committing grievous bodily hurt and another five years for attempted homicide, without any option of fine, bringing the sentence to 12 years.
Ishaya could not be reached for comment on the sentence as her lines were unreachable as of the time of filing this report.
Othman Abubakar, the police public relations officer in the state, said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other youths to act with restraint in the matter of love.