Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Student Sentenced To Death For Stealing Recharge Cards And A Mobile Phone

AN Effurun high court, has sentenced a 24
year old secondary school student, Moses
Akatugba, to death by hanging for robbing
GSM handsets and recharge cards, just as a
commercial motorcyclist, popularly called
'okada' rider was also jailed 15 years
imprisonment for robbing a female passenger
of her GSM handset.
Moses was convicted on a two-count charge
of conspiracy and armed robbery contrary to
section 6 (b) and punishable under section 1
(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special
Provisions) Act Cap R11 Volume 14 Laws of
the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Prosecution told the court that the convict
with others now at large "robbed one Mrs.
Akpor Mazino of the sum of N113,930 cash, 3
GSM handsets, 54 various denomination of
MTN recharge vouchers, 28 Econnet vouchers
and 25 GLO vouchers valued over N100,000 at
Number 30 NNPC Housing complex road,
The victim in her evidence gave a vivid
account of how she was robbed of the items
at her shop at gunpoint.
The female passenger, Amaka Okafor told the
court that "on realizing the gun was a toy, I
resisted him but he overpowered me after
biting me with his teeth and snatched my
phone from me".


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