Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Stealing Handset In Delta State

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at 09:14 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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FOR allegedly robbing his victims of a mobile telephone and N10, 000 cash while armed with a gun, a 24-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to death by hanging by a Delta High Court at Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North Local Council.

The convict, Vincent Okwekwu, was convicted of the offence of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, the substantive offence of armed robbery, which was reduced to a lesser offence of robbery.

The young accused who looked dejected after the judgment was, however, sentenced to death by hanging for the offence of conspiracy while he got 21 years jail term for each of the other two counts.

During the trial, prosecution from the Department of Public Prosecutions had explained that the unemployed robber had on or about November 1, 2009 with two others now at large broke into the flats of one Ofoyeju Peter and Tietie Moses at Umueha quarters, Ibusa, also in Oshimili North Local Council and robbed them of cash amounting to N10, 000 and a telephone handset while armed with a gun and a cutlass.

Nemesis caught up with them when his victims raised the alarm that attracted members of the vigilance group in the area that led to the arrest convict, as he and the other gang members tried to flee from the scene of the crime.

While Vincent was arrested, two other members of the gang, now at large, escaped into a nearby bush. Prosecution further told the Court that the accused, who was later handed over to the Police, admitted to have committed the crime in his voluntary statement but denied the charge as he pleaded not guilty to all the three count charge.


beneno at 09:47 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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beneno at 09:51 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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i wish Nigeria dey strict like this when it also come to politicians looting of money i for dey happy  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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echeeche at 09:58 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Bad news
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philzylovee at 09:59 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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fukin country
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freethinker at 10:00 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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WHICH WAY NIGERIA?
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DrSoba at 10:19 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Big thief,  small judgement, small thief capital judgement, anyway Nigerian judges are always very angry when you still peanuts while your mate are stealing billions. Knowing fully well that from your peanut,  they are not going to have any share  but when you steal billion, you are the man.
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odegbalegu at 11:59 AM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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the law is only to protect the rich, no job in the country does not give you one as a robber
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Oways at 01:53 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Foolish judicial system
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akhaifo at 02:16 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Guy u have said it all, big thieves are celebrated... Bankole, George etc, what has happened to them?
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intar2005 at 02:22 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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God have mercy
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osarobo62 at 03:55 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: beneno on 09:51 AM, 26/03/2015
i wish Nigeria dey strict like this when it also come to politicians looting of money i for dey happy  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
bring in Buhari...and see how he will set fire under their feet.
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osarobo62 at 03:58 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: paul eweka on 02:16 PM, 26/03/2015
Guy u have said it all, big thieves are celebrated... Bankole, George etc, what has happened to them?
time for a CHANGE. ......Nigerians deserves better
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dickman2 at 04:25 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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benbella1 at 05:32 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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posterity will judge anybody or group of people that is responsible for constant power outage in isolo, holy savior area in particular. all phcn officials and their staff, whether it is politically motivated or otherwise like the current issue of fuel hoarding by petrol stations around the area thereby causing artificial and unwarranted scarcity, the people were denied of power (which they paid for) and also petrol for their generators to use in their respective homes after work this warm period. As they keep the people in dark and penury, so shall their generation witness darkness up to the fourth. according to the irreversible law of nature, what goes around comes back around. he who holds me down holds himself, he who takes something from a child and raises his hand up, one day, he shall feel pain on the hand and brings it down while the patience waiting child takes back his ware jejely.
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Aniagain at 06:31 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Old news, mtcheeeew!

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Belloam at 07:41 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Dead by hanging is not his punishement,dis man didn't kill any soul why will dey give him dis kind punishement is not right at all.....if na like dat all d politician should being giving the same judge nw....haba is tooo painfull abeg....
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Belloam at 07:41 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Dead by hanging is not his punishement,dis man didn't kill any soul why will dey give him dis kind punishement is not right at all.....if na like dat all d politician should being giving the same judge nw....haba is tooo painfull abeg....
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Wysetots at 08:35 PM, 26/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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For allegedly robbing his victims of a mobile telephone and N10, 000 cash while armed with a gun


What about Politicians armed with Pens and signatures??? What has been done to them??
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loko2k4reel at 12:10 AM, 27/03/2015 (3 years ago)
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Naija na wicked nation. Handset theft them hang am. What about the ones wey the steal with pen.
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