A 23-year old student, Aruhor Ezekiel, has been sentenced to death by hanging for robbing another student of N2,000 at gunpoint.
Ezekiel who was condemned to the gallows by an Ogwashi-Uku High Court in Delta State was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit 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.
Mr. E. Ferdinard, a Deputy Director in the state Ministry of Justice, who led the prosecution 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” and also “robbed one Ijie Theophilus of his phone and wallet while also armed with a gun.”
All victims were students of Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, while the convict was a student of Ozoro Polytechnic Ozoro, Delta State.
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