3 Kidnappers Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Delta State Nigeria

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May 2nd, 2016 – 3 Kidnappers Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Delta State Nigeria

A Delta State High Court sitting in Effurun, has sentenced three persons, Augustin Akpojivi, Dawel James and Collins Enye, to death by hanging for the offence of kidnapping.

The Court which also found the three accused persons guilty of three other counts of conspiracy to commit a felony to wit: kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, demanding property with menace and stealing, sentenced them‎ to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour.

Two oth‎er accused persons were however lucky as they escaped the death sentence, having been discharged and acquitted by the court.

The two discharged persons are the 1st and 5th accused, Samuel Okoloda and Precious Victor Ochuko. They were acquitted for lack of sufficient evidence linking them to the crime by prosecution.‎
Earlier during trial, the prosecution told the Court that Dawel James, a driver by occupation, conspired with Augustin Akpojivi (29), also a driver, and Collins Enye (23), a commercial motorcycle rider; and others now at large, to kidnap his employer, one Rufus Uzoma Allwell, staff of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC), while armed with guns and to demand a ransom of N2million before releasing their victim.

The court heard that Dawel James who was the driver to the kidnapped victim masterminded the kidnap of his boss and received part of the N2million ransom paid by the elder brother of his boss.
But they were however found out by the police.

Reacting to the court judgement, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Peter Mrakpor hailed the court verdict and expressed optimism that the judgement of the court will send a strong signal to criminally minded persons in the State that it was not business as usual.

He commended the exceptional courage displayed by witnesses in the matter who came out willingly without pressure to give evidence in court during trial and called on others to emulate the patriotic spirit put forward by the Prosecution Witnesses.‎


15 thoughts on “3 Kidnappers Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Delta State Nigeria

  1. You see how all you fools have useless your lives. RIP in advance and as for those sentenced to 20years imprisonment with hard labour, I hope you will repent in there, otherwise when caught again after this 20years in jail, its death sentence.

  2. Step One in controlling the menace. The witnesses are really the key because if they fail to testify the case flops so their commitment is commended. This is a signal to the hoodlums that they can only push so far and no further.

    Kudos to the prosecutors, the investigators, the judge and everybody that made this happen.

  3. Good, with judgement I hope you kidnappers will get something meaningful doing with your time. Very pleasant news.

  4. Are they kidnappers or ****s, if it is in d north, they would say muslims, ofcourse these **** r christians. they r terrorists

  5. dis is NONSENCE,how on earth can kidnappers pay with their own lives,while they r nt killers..God will punish d Joj 4 doin dis kind of barberic act in d name of useless LAW.is d Joj giver of Life?instead of some years in PRISON wit hard labour.
    all he tinks is 2 take away peopls live in name of good `JUJ-MENT“.

  6. Stanley Emeka or whatever you called your goddamn name, I really did not want to comment on this matter but it was bcos of your unseles comment that I just had to say something.

    It is you and the entire members of your forgotten family if you have any, NOT the Judge, that God will punish for being so unreasonably stupid to support people with misplace priority that has made themselves public enemies.

    Maybe you are a member of a kinapping syndicate yourself, hence your swift reaction for the action of the Judge.
    Dont worry, it would be your turn to be condemn to death someday. Maybe by thesame -Action Judge- Ewu, Aturu.

    D Hunter.

  7. wonderful judgment to the kidnappers and so that others will know that d kidnapper job is deadly.

  8. wonderful judgment to the kidnappers and so that others will know that d kidnapper job is deadly.

  9. I don’t think it’s Christlike to take lives of people who commit crimes. Jesus said cast the first stone of your sinless. Wish they’d get a lengthy sentence with hard labor instead.

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