Kano: Court sentences mastermind of missing children to 104 years in prison


The mastermind of the nine children who were kidnaped in Kano State, Paul Owne, has been sentenced to 104 years imprisonment.

Passing the judgement on Thursday, the Kano High Court Judge, Justice Zuwaira Yusuf, handed Paul Owne 104 jail term and a fine of N100,000 without option for conspiring among his 6 others accomplices to kidnap many children who were under 10 years from kano and sold them at Onitsha in Anambra State.

Justice Zuwaira sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to all the 38 count-charge slammed against him by the Kano State Government.

The judge categorised the offences according to 3 classifications and at the end slammed the sentence on him.

The first category accordingly, the court upheld that convict was found guilty on counts 2, 8, 9, 2, 27 and 34. She sentenced him to 7 years each and N100,000 fine

Similarly, the court found Paul guilty in count 3, 5, 10, 11, 22, 28 and handed him 7 years jail term each.

While in the last category, Justice Yusuf said the action of Paul was in contravention of counts 4, 12, 13, 29 and 38, she therefore convicted him to 4 years on each count without option of fine.

She ordered that all the count shall run conservatively.

The convicted person was arraigned before the court alongside his 5 other defendants who pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to them; namely:


Emanuel Igwe

Loise Duru

Monica Oracha

Chinelo Ifedigwe.