An Ilorin High Court in Kwara yesterday sentenced one Ahmed Abdullahi to death by hanging after finding him guilty of a charge of culpable homicide.
The court also sentenced the convict to five years imprisonment for being in possession of a fresh human head.
Similarly, the court also sentenced Waheed Sanni and Saka Adisa to five years imprisonment each for unlawfully receiving the human head.
The duo were also sentenced to another five years imprisonment each for criminal conspiracy.
Delivering his judgment, the state chief judge, Justice Suleiman Durosinlohun Kawu, ordered that Ahmed Abdullahi be hanged till he dies for causing the death of a nine year old, Hamidu Sanda by beheading him in a bush at Amberi village, Iso Wara, near Ajase-Po in Irepodun local government area of the state, on April 1, 2009.
Justice Kawu in his judgment also said Alfa Waheed Sanni and Saka Adisa were found in possession of the head of the child which was meant for ritual purpose.