Man to Die By Hanging for beheading 7-year old

A Nasarawa State High Court has sentenced a man, John Yakubu to death by hanging for heading a seven-year old boy, Samuel Danjuma in 2012 in the state.

Justice James Abundaga, in his judgement on Wednesday found Yakubu guilty of culpable homicide punishable by death

He said the death sentence was in line with Section 221 of the penal code based on the confessional statement of the convict.

The convict was arrested alongside one Ishaya Daklung by operatives of the Department for State Security Service (DSS) on July 22, 2012.

The judge said Yakubu was also found in possession of a fresh head of a boy, concealed in a polythene bag.