A Kano State High Court has sentenced Paul Owne, the mastermind of the kidnapping and sale of some children in Kano, to 104 years imprisonment.
Delivering the judgment on Friday, Justice Yusuf categorized the offences into three classifications.
In the first category, the court upheld that the convict was found guilty in counts 2, 8, 9, 2, 27 and 34, hence, she convicted him to seven years each without an option of fine in addition to the sum of N100,000 fine.
Similarly, the court found him guilty in counts 3, 5, 10, 11, 22, 28 and 38 and was sentenced to seven years.
In the last category, Justice Yusuf said the action of Paul was in contravention of the law in counts 4, 12, 13, 29 and 38, and therefore convicted him to four years on each count without an option of a fine.
She ordered that all the sentences shall run consecutively.
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