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    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Okada Rider To Die By Hanging For Robbery

    A Delta State High Court sitting in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state yesterday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Etenuwoma Oghenero to death by hanging for armed robbery. The convict, Oghenero, a commercial motorcycle operator had earlier been found guilty on the two-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery preferred against him.

    Oghenero with others now at large was said to have robbed a transporter, one Felix Itirikpe of his valuables including cash at gun point on January 30, 2010 along Okurekpe village, Kokori within Isiokolo judicial division, Isiokolo. The court, in its judgment held that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt the ingredients of the offence for which the accused was charged and thereafter pronounced him guilty of the charges.

    The court further held that the maximum punishment for the offence of armed robbery was death as stipulated in section 6 (b) and 1 (2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Volume 14 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.
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