An Asaba high court has sentenced a 31-year-old motor loader, otherwise known as “Agbero,” Emeka Nweke, to death by hanging, having been found guilty of stealing a total sum of N5,520 and two cellphones,,armed with cutlass.
Emeka, who is said to be the only son of his parents, was said to have broken into the apartments of his victims to commit the offence.
The court agreed that prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. The Prosecution had told the court that the convicted man 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.
Similarly, a commercial motorcyclist, otherwise known as okada rider, one Ndubuisi Obiora, 26, has also been sentence to death by hanging for robbery.
The convicted armed robber wept profusely in the open court and threw himself on the ground and rolled 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.