Court Sentence 4 Armed Robbers To Death, IGP Baba Reacts | DETAILS

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Court Sentence 4 Armed Robbers To Death, IGP Baba Reacts | DETAILS

Justice Ebong of a Gwagwalada High Court Division, Abuja, has sentenced four armed robbers to death by hanging.

The suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer on March 27, 2022.

According to the statement, the convicts; Tochukwu Uwalaka, Gideon Igbabo, Miracle Amaechi, and Jamil Abdulsalam were sentenced on January 6, 2022.

They were said to have lured a 10-year-old daughter of a robbery victim at gun point to access his house at Kuje District in Abuja on August 23, 2016.

“The suspects thereafter attacked the victim and his family with dangerous weapons, and carted away valuables which included a 2006 Xterra Jeep, a 2008 Toyota Camry, 2 HP laptops, phones, a digital camera, cash sum of N200,000, jewelries and other valuables. The matter was transferred to the FIB-IRT where operatives swiftly apprehended one of the suspects who led them to his three accomplices.

The Honourable Justice Ebong, after hearing evidences from the prosecution, the defendants and the respective witnesses, affirmed the guilt of the defendants and sentenced the four suspects to death by hanging for the offences of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, house trespass, and assault in contravention of the provisions of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, 2004, and the Penal Code Law.

The Inspector-General of Police commended the judiciary and the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), under the staunch leadership of DCP Olatunji Disu, and the doggedness of the operatives in ensuring justice in the matter and for following through on operational successes with prosecutorial prowess which has led to the conviction of these suspects. He equally reaffirmed the commitment of the Force Leadership to ensuring that all matters reported to the police are properly” the statement read in part.

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