Thursday, 28 July 2016
Three To Die By Hanging For Robbery In Delta State
An Ogwashi-Uku High Court has sentenced two bus drivers, Okechukwu Mba, Christian Joseph and a conductor, Ekwe Nwomah to death by hanging for armed robbery.
The court convicted the three accused persons for the offence of conspiracy in count 1 and armed robbery in count IV and were each sentenced to death by hanging.
Justice Akpovi sat on warrant at Ogwashi-Uku to conclude the case.
Prosecutor, Martins Omakor had told the Court that 31 years old Ekwe Nwomah, 30 years old Okechukwu Mba and 28 years old Christian Joseph on the 13th of July, 2007 at Ogwashi-Uku within the Oghwashi-Uku Judicial Division committed series of armed robbery operations at Kwale junction, Ogwashi-Uku by invading the houses of persons and robbing them of monies and valuables while armed with guns.
Omakor further told the court that nemesis caught up with them when they ordered the occupants of one the houses they visited to open the door but unknown to the robbers, the occupant was a Police Inspector who opened gun fire at the robbers when they tried to force their way into his apartment. The pellets hit the 1st accused person, Ekwe Nwomah on the chest region and fell to the ground while the other robbers fled and abandoned him thinking he was dead.
The first accused person was arrested the next day by residence through the trail of blood stains to where he managed to creep inside the bush and was handed over to the Ogwashi-uku Police where he gave information to the Police on how to arrest the two fleeing members who were eventually apprehended and charged to court after the conclusion of police investigations.