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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Farmer To Die By Hanging For Stealing N170 And A Phone Valued At N5,000

For allegedly stealing a Nokia mobile telephone valued at N5,000 and a cash sum of N170, a 38-year-old farmer, Mr. Francis Williams, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Oleh, Delta State High Court, presided over by Justice A.O. Akpovi.





Akpovi sentenced Williams to death having found him guilty of the charge of armed robbery punishable under section (1(2)(a) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap RII Volume 14 Laws of the Federation, 2004. The court also found the farmer guilty on the charge of wounding with intent, which got him a life sentence and illegal possession of firearms with a sentence of 10 years imprisonment respectively.


The convict had on June 4, 2014 at a Palm Kernel Farm located at Ewu in Ughelli South Local Council, robbed one Mr. Noah Ovie and his assistant while armed with a cut-to-size locally-made gun.


According to the prosecution witnesses, nemesis caught up with the armed robber who was on a solo mission when he was in the process of robbing them of other valuables as the two victims summoned courage and overpowered their assailant. In his desperation to escape after being apprehended, he bit off one of the fingers of the former Councillor, Noah Ovie, but his escape bid was foiled by passersby, who rushed to the scene and held him down before handing him over to the police.


The accused, who made a voluntary confessional statement to the police, admitted to have committed the offense but retracted same during trial. He called no witness but testified for himself while the prosecution called four witnesses in proof of its case.


From The Guardian

14 comments:

Dada Toyosi said...

Poor man wey steal maggi,dem go show his face for crime fighter,e don tey wey Africa China don sing am

Paul Okah said...

Lol! He won't be executed eventually. His sentence will be commuted and,if he's of good conduct in prison,he will be recommened to be pardoned by the executive...

Anonymous said...

You sound so foolish with that song when you won't read the complete piece b4 hurriedly typing response all in a bid to be the first to comment.

Didn't u see the part where he robbed with locally made pistol and that he bit off his victim's finger?

Anonymous said...

Wow..

Who will fight for him now?

St.FranKooL.... said...

This is an act of killing a mosquito with a sledge hammer...

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Speechless

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Serves him right!...
What is he doing with guns in the first place?...
I'm sure he has shed blood before...
This is karma!,..

new wine said...

Justice system abi

Nedum! said...

Just to clarify, the death sentence was handed down solely because he was armed. That fact, without more, escalated the crime from potentially mere stealing to robbery with a firearm. Once armed robbery is proved, it is mandatory that a death sentence will follow. A judge has no discretion in such matters...

Chinedumu said...

Our judicial system is becoming laughable, I ponder about the judges that deliver this judgement. Do we lack common sense as a nation or we have some select few individual. The man should be given a commensurate punishment to his offense, how can someone be hanged for this offense

Jane's Sparkles boutique said...

Na wa ooo. I wish this approach will be use for those looting our treasury.

The goddess. said...

No... this is sad this is so wrong and pathetic.

A peasant farmer? When the real thieves are busy galivating round the world with looted funds

Our constitution needs to be amended.

Anonymous said...

No it’s NOT...once the robber is armed, it’s a different ball game regardless of what he stole or tried to steal

Anonymous said...

Your line of thought is more pathetic than laughable...he got what is commensurate with his crime of armed robbery & you’re hear blabbing like a goat. Did you read the whole thing or you read SDKs deceptive caption only & commented?

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