By Abiodun OBA

Messrs Theophilus Nwauchukwu and Emeka Christopher Okoli have been sentenced to death by hanging on a five-count charge which include kidnapping, armed robbery and illegal possession of firearm.

Justice R. Harriman of a Delta state High court in Effurun, Uvwie local government area said the prosecution presented overwhelming evidence from which judgement was derived.

The nominal complainants in the case, Mr Gabriel Adoghe and his wife had told the court that the defendants robbed them of his wife’s Honda car at gun point. And locked the husband in the car booth.

The complainants said the robbers however ran into some policemen at police checkpoint in Aladja community with the car and were arrested. Three policemen testified as witnesses.

Speaking to newsmen, the Prosecution counsel and assistant Director in the Ministry of Justice, Theophilus Omenuwoma esq expressed satisfaction with the judgement, appealing to youths in the country to shun crime.

He said, : “the defendants were charged to court on five count charges bothering on count 1, Conspiracy that gave them 7 years imprisonment, count 2, Kidnapping, 10 years imprisonment, count 3/4-armed robbery, to die by Hanging while count 5, illegal possession which earned them ten years”.

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