19 jailed for high-profile murder
Publish date: 11 February 2019
Issue Number: 810
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
A Conakry court has sentenced 19 people to jail terms of between 10 years and life over the killing of the head of Guinea's public treasury, who was gunned down in 2012 months after busting an embezzlement plot. The accused were prosecuted for a range of crimes, including possession of weapons of war, armed robbery, complicity with murder, and murder. A report on the Punch site notes that their sentencing comes more than six years after the killing of Aissatou Boiro in Conakry by a group of assailants in a high-profile murder. Seven of the defendants, including the accused assassin Mohamed Sankon, were sentenced to life in prison with a minimum period of 30 years. Ten were sentenced to 20 years and two others were given 10-year jail terms.