Court sentences undergraduate, others to death for robbery

A Yola High Court presided by Honourable Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri on Wednesday, convicted and sentenced a 500 Level student of Moddibo Adama University, Yola, and five others to death by hanging for conspiracy and armed robbery.

The student, Munbe Bala of the Department of Mathematics and Education was convicted alongside a former staff of Nigeria Communication Satellite, Abuja, Afu Stephen.

Others are Peter Eli, Hassan Yusuf, Bobi Mabudi and Emmanuel Kenneth.

They were earlier arraigned before the court on five counts bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th defendants.

Upon their arraignment, the accused persons and now convicts pleaded not guilty to the offences, and in order to prove its case, the prosecution called eight witnesses and tendered six documents which were accordingly admitted in evidence and marked as exhibits.

According to particulars of claim, the suspects had on 29th and 31st August, 2015 respectively in Boshikiri town, Guyuk Local Government Area agreed to carry out an illegal act by mounting illegal road block on a bridge along Lafiya-Savannah Sugar Company in Lamurde Local Government Area.

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