2 Brothers to die for stealing N39,040 Published on June 27, 2012

Date: 28-06-2012 1:49 pm (8 years ago) | Author: Idbabe
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The Benue Chief Judge, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, on Wednesday in Makurdi sentenced two brothers, Ibrahim Yau and Abubakar Yau to death by hanging for armed robbery.


The two brothers were arraigned for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

They were said to have conspired to rob one Simon Tartyough and Isaiah Kena of valuable property.

The property, stolen at gun point, were said to have included cell phones and money to the tune of N39,040 on Makurdi-Guma Road, sometime in March, 2010.

The offences are in contravention of Sections 6(b) and 1(2) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearms Act.

The convicts, however, denied the allegation, testifying for themselves and calling only one witness during the trial.

In his judgement, Hwande said that from the evidence before the court, the prosecution had proved its case beyond all reasonable doubt that the convicts actually committed the offences.

The judge also said that their victims identified them.

After listening to the pleas for mercy on behalf of the convicts by their counsel, Mr R.B. Ayula, the Chief Judge said that though the convicts had no evidence of previous conviction, his hands were tied.

“The provisions of the law is that a convict of armed robbery has no option than a death sentence under the section 1(2) and (b) of the Robbery Act,” he explained.

Hwande said that it was only the legislature that could amend the present law and reduce the sentence to jail terms.


Posted: at 28-06-2012 01:49 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
- malvin2525 at 29-06-2012 01:11 AM (8 years ago)
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Nigeria is a joke, what happens to those stealing public funds?
Posted: at 29-06-2012 01:11 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Rapunzela at 29-06-2012 01:50 AM (8 years ago)
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hehehehe i laugh  i know say na 9ja dis one happen abeg make una free those boys what the ones wey dey steal public funds.
Posted: at 29-06-2012 01:50 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 29-06-2012 03:40 AM (8 years ago)
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if they sentence the poor guys to death, what about those ones stealing our public funds? nonsense

Posted: at 29-06-2012 03:40 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Oshobugiemiko at 29-06-2012 03:46 AM (8 years ago)
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This is wat d law is all abt, bringin justice to whoever violates d law inrespective of class, bt in Naija today its nt so.   
Posted: at 29-06-2012 03:46 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- BendelArmedRobb at 29-06-2012 07:06 AM (8 years ago)
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naija una too much!!! coffee wey I dey drink for hia comot for my nose as I read this.
Posted: at 29-06-2012 07:06 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 29-06-2012 10:09 AM (8 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 29-06-2012 10:09 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- viddycool at 29-06-2012 10:57 AM (8 years ago)
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i wonder what this Judges think the are doing this days by taking peoples life at any sliest opportunity on day God go catch them their own blood will fall victim and the will be no going back for them. wicked set of human being
Posted: at 29-06-2012 10:57 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- moriztuos at 29-06-2012 12:45 PM (8 years ago)
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Nonsense
Posted: at 29-06-2012 12:45 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lukeatiso at 29-06-2012 01:26 PM (8 years ago)
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how can they be killed for that litle money
Posted: at 29-06-2012 01:26 PM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- jamesbondchick at 29-06-2012 01:50 PM (8 years ago)
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DIS CANNOT BE NAIJA NAA, SEE THE NAMES  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Posted: at 29-06-2012 01:50 PM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- funkeyalbert at 29-06-2012 04:23 PM (8 years ago)
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nonsense
Posted: at 29-06-2012 04:23 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- larrel at 30-06-2012 06:03 AM (8 years ago)
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dis is definitely naija.  Angry
Posted: at 30-06-2012 06:03 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sheczy at 6-07-2012 12:40 PM (8 years ago)
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Foolish Judge. Go jail those who dey steal Government Money

Posted: at 6-07-2012 12:40 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osamabinladin at 6-07-2012 12:53 PM (8 years ago)
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Really ?
Posted: at 6-07-2012 12:53 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 7-07-2012 06:15 PM (8 years ago)
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hmmm.
Posted: at 7-07-2012 06:15 PM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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