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Armed Robber Sentenced To Death In Maitama Abuja For Stealing N10,000 Cash

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Armed Robber Sentenced To Death In Maitama Abuja For Stealing N10,000 Cash

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March 3rd, 2017 – Armed Robber Sentenced To Death In Maitama Abuja For Stealing N10,000 Cash

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Friday sentenced 30- year-old man, Shedrack Clement to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The court, however, discharged one Wisdom Sunday, 32, and Awal Mohammed,35, charged alongside Clement.

The judge, Justice Peter Affen, in his judgment, said the prosecution proved its case against Clement beyond reasonable doubt.

“The prosecution has established the guilt of the 1st defendant Shedrack Clement beyond reasonable doubt and I thereby found him guilty.’’

The judge said that Clement was convicted in accordance with provisions of Section 1(2)(a) of Robbery and Firearms Special Provision Act, Laws of the Federation 2004.

“I hereby sentenced you Shedrack Clement to death by hanging.

“No alibi was pleaded in the evidence by him,’’ Affen said.

For the 2nd and 3rd defendants, the judge said the prosecution did not adduce any direct or positive evidence, pointing to their involvement or participation in the robbery incident.

“As the police did not recover any stolen item from them, there is also no circumstantial evidence linking them to the robbery.

“It is settled that a confessional statement of an accused person is quoted only against him and cannot be used as evidence against a co- accused without any corroboration.

“The 2nd and 3rd defendants are accordingly discharged and acquitted,“ he held.

The three men were alleged to have robbed one Mrs Yemisi Bamigbode of Hajj Camp Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Sept.6, 2013, of household items valued at N350, 000 and N10, 000 cash.




  1. Grace

    March 3, 2017 at 8:34 PM

    Can this punishment spread all over Nigeria. Any arm robbers kidnappers caught in Lagos other parts of Nigeria, every state must be killed by hanging.

    Enough is enough. We do not want more arm robbers or kidnappers in Nigeria. Nigeria must have peace so that people can stay sleep in peace in their houses with closed eyes.

  2. fifelomo

    March 3, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    Could these have bn a fair judgment? Poor man steal maggi, dm go show him face for crime fighters. I am not supporting him.

  3. Lola O

    March 3, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    What kind of primitive country and law is this? What sentence will you mete out to the likes of “Patient” Jonathan, Tinubu and those ***** bastards? Robbery is bad, but where no life is taken, the penalty ought to be lesser than whereby the victim is killed, or the armed robber tried to kill the victim but failed (attempted murder during the course of committing armed robbery). Who drafted these antique, barbaric and dangerous laws that defy common sense? What a tragic waste of human life. Shame on Nigeria!

  4. Endurance

    March 3, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    It is very much easier for our judges in the courts to quote certain session of the nigerian constitution or laws of federation that condemn armed robbery act and subsequent sentencing of the criminal to death, while our corrupt politicians the main robbers who habitually loots and steals billions of naira are often seen freely roaming on the streets without any sentence. Both the judiciary and the legislative arms of government should be ashamed of themselves for not been able to come up with laws that will sentence the enemy of our nation-the corrupt politicians to death if found guilty of embezzlement of public fund. It is indeed an act of gross injustice when the same law that sentence someone who stole N10,000 to death cannot have power to sentence to death someone else who stole billions of naira. It is a total shame on this nation !

  5. Mon

    March 4, 2017 at 2:38 AM

    It is always clear that Laws are interpreted in two ways,especially in Nigeria, one for the poor and the other for the elite. This guy is a victim of the one interpreted for the poor, no one is condoling what he did, but the sentence is so harsh.

    Only God can give justice.

  6. Bok

    March 4, 2017 at 7:15 AM

    if it was an Hausa or Fulani or muslim man convicted of arm robbery am sure he will not get death sentence. RIP

  7. Big Aunty Koks

    March 4, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Perhaps the laws are harsh and should be re-visited by the law makers. But get imput from victims who survived attack and you will know that the trauma of armed robbery is the same whether it is one Naira or one million. Come that hour every night the victim is awake and panting in terror and it could last a life time…but for GRACE of GOD.
    The looters of the country should be punished but if witnesses refuse to go testify neither the prosecutor nor magistrate can convict..

  8. John Faloye

    March 5, 2017 at 3:24 AM

    Although, I am not against prosecuting pen robbers, looters and fraudsters and sentencing them to death by any means whatsoever, the fact remains that a thief would not come if not to steal and to kill, that’s what the Bible tells us. However negligible the value of what was stolen is involved, so far they were armed, they are definitely robbing with an intent that if the owner fails to comply they will delete the life of the person. Any armed robber or kidnapper caught should not be allowed to remain in the society. This kind of judgment should be extended to the looters and their likes.

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