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Court Sentences Two Brothers To Death By Hanging For Stealing Mobile Phone After Six Years Of Trials

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High Court sitting in Akure on Thursday sentenced three armed robbers, including two brothers, Sunday Issac and Lucky Isaac, to death by hanging.

Justice Yemi Fasanmi handed down the verdict to the three accused after six years of standing trial. They were convicted following their conspiracy and involvement in stealing a mobile phone, cash and other valuables at gunpoint.

Fasanmi pronounced that the two brothers and one other convict, Ovie Nana Friday, should be hanged to death, Tribune reports

The two brothers, who claimed to be farmers, and Ovie an Okada rider, armed with dangerous weapons on December 11, 2013, allegedly robbed many residents of Bolorunduro, Ondo and carted away their properties, including a motorcycle.

The three accused were arrested in 2014 and were first arraigned by the state on a five-count charge which included conspiracy and serial robberies, but the charges were amended to six by the leave of the court vide the Amendment information in April 2019.

The offences for which they were docked are contrary to and punishable under the criminal laws of the state and robbery and firearms laws of the federation.

The prosecution, led by the Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice, Olusegun Akeredolu, called four witnesses and tendered confessional statements of the accused admitted after trial within trial.

The defendants, represented by Mr Samson Iluyemi, gave evidence for themselves but tendered no exhibit.

In his judgement, Justice Fasanmi said the court was convinced beyond doubts that the three accused were guilty and were sentenced to death by hanging.

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Police Kill 4 Pirates, One Robbery Suspect In Akwa Ibom 

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said four sea pirates were shot dead, while three others escaped during a gun battle with the police.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, stated on Wednesday in a press release made available to newsmen in Uyo that the sting operation, which involved the marine police, happened along Ikang Creek in Oron Local Government Area.

He stated that a total of 32 sea pirates aboard four-speed boats armed with sophisticated weapons opened fire on the marine police after sighting them.

He said after the gun battle, one W23 boat mounted with a 115HP Yamaha engine, two rifles and six ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

“Acting on very credible intelligence, on 13th April 2021, operatives of the Akwa  Ibom State Marine Police, Oron, embarked on a sting operation, along Ikang Creek, Oron where they were confronted by sea pirates numbering about thirty-two (32) onboard four (4) speed boats, armed with sophisticated weapons.

“The suspects on sighting the operatives opened fire on them, during the ensuing gun battle, four (4) suspects met their waterloo, while others escaped with three (3) speed boats.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects were; One (1) W23 boat mounted with 115HP Yamaha engine. Two (2) rifles and six (6) ammunition,” he said.

Odiko further stated that one armed robbery suspect died from gunshots during an encounter with the police along Church road in Uyo, while his counterpart was arrested.

He said one locally-made pistol, one live cartridge, one expended cartridge, one axe, one machete and a facemask were recovered from the suspect.

He assured the people that the command will continue to partner with critical stakeholders to provide security for every part of the state.

He said, “Operatives of ‘D’ Division  Itam, mobilized to Church Road where hoodlums were operating.

“The hoodlums on sighting the operatives fired at them, and during the exchange of fire, one suspect identified as Nsikak ‘m’ other names unknown sustained bullet wounds, while Imoh Daniel ‘m’ was arrested.

“The injured suspect was rushed to the hospital for treatment but gave up the ghost in the process.

“Items recovered were one locally made pistol, one live cartridge, one expended cartridge, one axe, one machete and a facemask.”

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Kaduna Man Killed By Bandits Five Days To Wedding

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a young man identified as Francis Jonathan Ayuba, five days to his wedding in Kaduna state.

According to his friends, the deceased was set to tie the knot with his fiancée on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

He was killed when bandits attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state on April 12.

A friend of the deceased, identified as Mc Cm on Facebook wrote, “You talked to me about your wedding on the 17/04/2021(this Saturday) and I told you I was booked already…5 days to your wedding, Fulani attacked your village, Wawan Rafi and you are no more…Hmmmmmm Rayuwa. Francis Jonathan, may God rest your soul..Amen. My condolences to your wife to be and your family.”

Another Facebook user, Paul Dogo, described the deceased as a gentle and calm young man.

“We lost a friend, a brother, a colleague in Keke business, gentle, calm young man and 3 others when Fulani bandits attacked Wawan Rafi village in Zango Kataf LGA in the early hours of Monday.

“This is 5 days to his wedding. We are hurt to our bone marrow. May their souls rest in peace and may God protest us against evil that be devilled our country,” he wrote.

Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan had earlier in a statement confirmed the attack on Wawan Rafi II village.

Aruwan said three other persons persons were killed.

He identified the other deceased as Florence Dennis, Joshua Dauda and his 7-year-old son, Philip Dauda.

He also disclosed that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack.

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Naval Officer Stabs Airforce Soldier After Catching Him In Bed With His Wife

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Naval officer stabs Airforce soldier after catching

A naval officer with the Eastern Naval Command in Sekondi has angrily inflicted knife wounds on a fellow Airforce soldier.

The officer, Leading Seaman Umar Sahid Abubakar reportedly stabbed the left upper cheek and back waist of one Bernard Ababio, who is an Airforce soldier for having slept with his wife.

Umar has been detained at the Naval Base in Sekondi for inflicting knife wounds on the left upper cheek and back waist of the Airforce personnel.

According to a report filed by Starr News, Umar lost his temper after he caught Ababio in his matrimonial bed sleeping with his wife, Linda Akosua Buabeng.

The report further indicated that Umar was at the Sekondi Police station to lodge a complaint against Bernard Ababio for biting his index finger after confronting him when he caught Ababio in the act.

While writing his statement, Bernard also arrived at the same Sekondi police station to lodge a case of assault, and that was when Abubakar was arrested.

The victim, Bernard Ababio, was given a police medical form for treatment.

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