Court sentences man to death for robbing N5,000

By Austin Ogwuda, Asaba

A motor loader, otherwise known as “Agbero” has been sentenced to death by hanging having been found guilty of robbing his victims of total sum of N5,520, two handsets while armed with cutlass when his gang broke into their apparments.
The 31-year-old convict, Emeka Nweke said to be the only son of the parent was Wednesday sentenced to death by an Asaba high court, which agreed that prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Prosecution had told the court that the convicted armed robber with others now at large “robbed one Izuchukwu Okeke and other residents of various sums of cash totaling N5,520 while armed with dangerous weapons at Oduke within the Asaba judicial division on or about the 30th day of September 2012.
….. Okadaman to die too.
Also, another high court in Asaba has sentenced a commercial motorcyclist otherwise known as okada rider, one Ndubuisi Obiora, 26 years to death by hanging for robbery.
The convicted armed robber wept profusely in the open court and threw himself on the ground rolling immediately the judge handed down the death sentence, thus creating a scene.
He was found guilty of robbing passengers travelling on Benin-Asaba highway at gun point.
He was caught red handed at Oko junction area of the highway by the police anti robbery squad on the 18th July 2012.


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