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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Four men docked for allegedly stabbing friend to death



Four men were on Wednesday re-arraigned before a Plateau High Court in Jos for allegedly stabbing their friend, Joseph Gonsum to death.

The accused-Terry Kefas, Samson James, Emmanuel Jah and Patrick Nyam, all of Gada Biyu Village, were accused of stabbing Gonsum, a fresh graduate, to death during a fight.
The accused were first arraigned on Sept. 22, 2017 with charges bordering on criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, an offence punishable with death upon conviction.
The Prosecutor, Mr N.S Miner told the court that the accused committed the crime on Dec. 25, 2016.
He said that the accused armed themselves with a knife and stabbed Gonsum in the stomach, leading to his death.
The prosecutor also claimed that the accused in a confessional statement to the police admitted to have committed the crime.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty when their plea was taken.
The presiding judge, Justice I. A Ashoms, admitted each accused person to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the matter till April 27 for continuation of hearing.

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