19 Students of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) belonging to an unlawful society known as Neo Bl#ck Movement a.k.a aiye cult, have all been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by a high court in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Delivering judgment, Justice Umar Fadawu, held that there was sufficient evidence proving that each of the defendants committed the offenceof conspiracy and management/membership of an unlawful society.
Siggy reports that the convicts were arrested by the police on Sept. 21, 2019 in a hotel in Maiduguri for being members of the cult group.
Faduwu after considering plea from some of the convicts and thier counsel, Mr Ahmed Hamman, who pleaded for leniency, sentenced the convicts to six years each on each of the two counts without an option of fine.
“The court hereby sentence you Arnold Augustine, Onu Chiduben, David Emmanuel, Awuto Abayomi, Mustapha Abulkadir, Levi Epraim, Onuebu Godspower Chibuzor, Ben Oni, Yakubu Chiroma, Mohammed Adamu, Calvin Ijafiya, Henry Michael Ujah, Chris Kallu, Totsi Samuel, Onwuka Ugochukwu, Audi Yohana, Samuel Talba, Donald Omguze and Joseph Olaiya to six years imprisonment for each of the charge.
“The prison terms shall run concurrently from today, October 20,” Fadawu ruled.