Mohammed Hamman Adama, a shopkeeper in Sangere Bode, Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa state, has been praised for his bravery when he fearlessly wrestled off two feared “Shila boys who ventured into his provision shop.
The suspects, Umar Sa’ad, 18 and Mohammed Idris, 20, entered the provision shop approximately 2:00 a.m. on September 2, 2021, equipped with cutlasses, hammers, cutting pliers, and clubs. When they arrived at Mohammed Hamman Adama, a shopkeeper in Sangere Bode, Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa state, has been praised for his bravery when he fearlessly wrestled off two feared “Shila boys who ventured into his provision shop.
Mohammed, who owns a shop close to his home, heard a strange noise and emerged with a cutlass, and one of the suspects saw the shop owner, he fled the scene, leaving behind the other of his partner to attack Mohammed with his cutlass.
Before the suspect attacked him with a cutlass and rendered him unconscious and bleeding, the shop owner managed to inflict deep wounds on the hoodlum’s left hand, almost ripping it off.
The injured hoodlum fled, believing the shopkeeper had died. However, when family and neighbors learned of what was going on, they came out, discovered Mohammed in a pool of his blood, and rushed him to the hospital.
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The next morning, police detectives traced blood stains from the crime scene to the suspect’s home in Sangere Bode, where they arrested him and his accomplice.
The suspects pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy, breaking open a receptacle containing property, and voluntarily causing grievous harm when they were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Court 1 Admin in Yola on Friday, September 10.
Following their guilty plea, the prosecutor, ASP Francis Audu, requested that the case be adjourned so that the prosecution could call a witness to corroborate their plea and Chief Magistrate Aliyu Bawuro, in his ruling, adjourned the case until September 23, 2021, for corroboration, and ordered the accused to be remanded in jail custody.