Mallam Zakaria, sentence reversed to 9 years imprisonment for his attempt to escape from court premises


Nigerian man, Mallam Zakaria, resident in Pariya village, Fufore LGA of Adamawa state was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment with an option of fine, N150,000 which was later increased to 9 years imprisonment after his initial attempt to escape from the court premises.

Zakaria was dragged to court by Maryam Usman who filed a complaint in the Divisional Police Headquarters in Girei, Adamawa state on June 16, 2021.

In line with her statement, she claimed Zakaria was responsible for her pregnancy and after she disclosed the news to him, he stopped picking her calls and completely avoided her.

However, the matter didn't end there, she further stated Zakaria had instigated with a  chemist, Sunday Assoga to give abortion pills against her knowledge, though the pills yielded no effect because the pregnancy wasn't terminated. 

The suspect was apprehended  by the police on June 18, 2021 and taken to court on June 28, whereby the case was adjourned to July 2nd, whereas his alleged accomplice went scot free

The presiding Judge over his case, Magistrate Adamu Abdulrazak convicted him and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment with an option of fine of N150,000. After the pronounced sentence, Zakaria excused him in pretense to urinate, rather he jumped through the court fence to escape.

The entire armed officials pursued after him, Zakira was eventually caught. Due to the offence against the court, his sentence was reversed by Magistrate Abdulrazak to nine years imprisonment without an option of fine.

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