Court Sentences Man To Death for Stealing N170 and Phone

A 38-year-old farmer, Francis Williams, has been condemned to death by hanging by a Delta state high court sitting at Ozoro for robbing his casualty of N170 and a Nokia telephone esteemed at N5,000. Guardian reports that the court directed by Justice A.O. Akpovi condemned the farmer having discovered him guilty of the charge of equipped burglary culpable under section (1(2)(a) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap RII Volume 14 Laws of the Federation , 2004. 

It was assembled that Justice Akpovi likewise found the blamed guilty on the charge for injuring his casualties with aim which got him a lifelong incarceration and illicit ownership of guns with a sentence of 10 years detainment individually. 

Anuhwin, a colleague executive in the service of equity, through indictment witnesses had told the court that on June 4, 2014 at a Palm Kernel Farm situated at Ewu in Ughelli south nearby government that the denounced burglarized one Noah Ovie and his right hand of a Nokia handset esteemed at N5,000 and a money total of N170 while outfitted with a locally made weapon. The indictment witnesses additionally educated the court that adversary however made up for lost time with the outfitted thief, who was on a performance mission, when he was endeavoring to deny them of different assets as the two casualties summoned mettle and overwhelmed their aggressor. 

The court was additionally informed that in his edginess to escape in the wake of being secured, he bit off one of the fingers of the previous Councilor, Hon. Noah Ovie, yet his escape offer was thwarted by bystander who hurried to the scene and held him down and later gave him over to the police. The charged, who put forth an intentional confession booth expression to the police, confessed to have conferred the offense yet withdrawn same amid trial, called no witness however affirmed for himself while the indictment called four observers in evidence of its case.

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