23-Year Old Student Sentenced to Death By Hanging for Stealing N2000

It was reported that a 23-year-old student has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ogwashi-Uku High Court in Delta State for stealing N2000.

The accused was identified as Aruhor Ezekiel. He was arraigned on a 4-count charge of conspiracy to admit armed robbery, armed robbery, and illegal possession of firearms punishable under sections 1(2)a and 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R.II Vol. 14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The prosecution was led by Mr. E. Ferdinand, Deputy Director in the State Ministry of Justice.
He told the court that: “Aruhor Ezekiel, on or about the 26th of July 2010 at Umu-Otu quarters within Ogwashi Uku judicial division robbed one Idakpo Friday of his Nokia handset, MP3, wallet containing N2,000, school identity card, clearance card and some complimentary cards while armed with a gun.
He was also charged for robbing one Ijie Theophilus of his phone and wallet while also armed with a gun.”
According to the prosecution team, the victims were students of Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, while the accused was a student of Ozoro Polytechnic in Delta State.

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