Friday, December 13, 2013

Three Singers Sentenced To Death For Robbery

Three singers were, yesterday, sentenced by an Ogwashi-Uku High Court in Delta State to death by hanging, having found them guilty on a two-count charge of armed robbery. 
The three young men apparently abandoned their profession of playing cultural music to venture into armed robbery.
The convicts are Benjamin Chijioke, 25; Kene Okonkwo, 24, and Emeka Maduagwu, 24.
They came from the eastern part of the country, where they were regarded as cultural music maestros, to carry out the robbery following a tip-off by an informant from Otulu village in Delta State, who is currently at large.
Prosecution told the court that the convicts, with three others now at large, on or about 12.30a.m. November 26 at Ogwashi-Uku judicial division, robbed one Christopher Egbo, trader of Otulu village of Aniocha North of N136,000, a Nokia handset valued at N7,500 while armed with rods, cutlasses and sticks.
Prosecution further told the court that after the operation they were trying to return to base in Enugu when Police apprehended them.
A witness said: “It was their suspicious movement that gave them out because when they saw the Police, although the policemen were not looking for them, they fled into the bush which made the patrol men to chase after them.”


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