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Student Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery In Delta State

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Student Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery In Delta State

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Nov 21, 2013 – Secondary School Student To Die By Hanging For Armed Robbery In Delta State

A 24-year-old student in Delta state has been sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The man identified as Moses Akatugba robbed a lady of her cash, cell phones and recharge cards. He was convicted on 2-count charge  of conspiracy & armed robbery.

Moses and his robbery accomplice, who passed away as a result of gunshot injuries was said to have committed the crime at number 30, NNPC Housing Complex Road, Ekpan in Udu Local Government Area of the state, according to the prosecution.

The prosecution had also told the court that the convict and his late accomplice, at gun point robbed one Mrs. Akpor Mazino of N113,930.00, three GSM handsets, 54 various denomination of MTN vouchers, 28 Econnet vouchers and 25 GLO vouchers valued over N100,000.

The prosecution averred that the offence was contrary to Section 6 (b) and punishable under Section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Volume 14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.



  1. patoya

    November 21, 2013 at 5:08 AM

    Robbery must be condemned .However I feel the sentence is too severe for the crime. Shouldn’t we then hang all the politicians who have continued to loot our economy?

    • Tuanle Promise

      November 21, 2013 at 5:10 AM

      I support you Patoya but on the other hand, what this boy did is wrong.
      All corrupt politicians must get death sentence

  2. pat

    November 21, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    clear possition of the law.

  3. Danti

    November 21, 2013 at 6:10 AM

    Hey guys, pay close attention to the charge; “ARMED ROBBERY”. Under the law, this act is considered unlawful binary crime. Carrying arms without permission or certification by appropriate authority is a serious crime. Using the unauthorized weapon(s) to intimidate and rob citizen(s) directly or otherwise under the law, death penalty is the next button. Pilfering and embezzlement on this planet, are not considered armed robbery so the punishment(s) is/are less severe.

  4. Esby

    November 21, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    U read my mind, I think the judge was not in his right mind at the time of judgement.
    He can appeal.

  5. reachel

    November 21, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Habah, because of watin? what about those secret criminals that seal Nigeria’s money nnkoh, Abeg that punishment is to much for him Jarah…

  6. Angel Zee

    November 21, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    I’m a student of the law myself but come on, this is too severe a punishment for a crime as armed robbery. Why do I strongly feel a foul play somewhere? Anyway, it’s all in God’s hands.

  7. Olawale ojo

    November 21, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Hanging???????????????? well,hw I wish d same judgement shd b pass on all our politiciansd who are mostly found of looting our monies 4 personal uses. Good jugdement indeed………………………..

  8. Joseph Ogah

    November 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Hence they kill and take away peoples belonging, he should die also.

  9. Mugabe

    November 21, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    If all thieves where to be executed in Nigeria, then a river of blood would be flowing from the state house in Abuja to Calabar. All Nigerian Politicians are thieves and the worse thieves of the world. why hang a young man who stool less than N 300,000 while the director of National Pension fund who stole billions is still moving free. Why the Minister of Aviation is still flying in jets with billions of stolen n and buying bullet prove cars.
    Hang all Politicians in Nigeria, then can a real clean-up campaign yield and arm robbery stop

  10. bezo

    November 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    This call for FHC proper investigating, this judge needs a brain surgery

  11. JC

    November 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Human rights should stand up for this poor boy, he must not die for this offense. Though i am not in support of what he did, we all know that stealing is wrong but the gravity of his offense does not warrant death by any means. Even if he should be jailed for life, i think it is more welcomed than this.

    Civil right groups please, Femi Falana will you watch and see this boy killed? Please do something and save this poor boy.

    We condemn crime, our young ones please live a responsible life and avoid this kind of misfortune.

    My prayer to you boy is that all hope is not lost, God is always there for people like you but remember this when he sets you free ” Go and sin no more”

  12. rastarman

    November 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Robbery is bad,but no up to sentencing this boy to death befor he dont have a defendant,to bad for you nigeria prosecutions,almustapha kill kudurat abialo and release this year through president and co,many robbers kill even police men and attain only jail,politicians robe in bilions of pounds and parading with thugs and convoys,bokoharam kill in thousands and attain schooling as rewards,the blood of this boy can never forgive anybody who support the kiling and the jugde who sentence him…JAH GUIDE MAN


    November 21, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    nawah oh although its nt gud to rob with armed machines but all our politicians also kill b4 attaining their posts we shud also judge them n kill em

  14. sophie

    November 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Too bad for the boy, what a grave punishment!
    Its ok as long as all the politicians get sentenced to death too, afterall, they not only rob, but kill!
    What d heck!

  15. uchenna O

    November 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Hi guys,the judgement is too harsh to this poor boy,crime is not good and their is no justification for crime but to hang this boy is too bad, why is it that the elite commit crime and go free in nigeria but when a person from poor background commit crime the judges will remember that Nigeria have law, quote the sections and subsection(clause). our thief politicians are being set free anytime they commit crime in Nigeria but in another country the will jail them. may God help us.

  16. JC

    November 21, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Where are all our legal elites? I have no power no financial backup to stand for this boy but please if there is any way you can help this dying soul please i beg you, you that is reading this piece now; do you have a connection? please help out and let his case be revisited.

    Oh my God!!!!!!…..This poor soul must not be hanged.

    Activists where are you?????



  17. Gift

    November 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    A secondary school boy?who knows what he will become if he dares enter the university. all the same,i think the punishment is too severe for that offence.

  18. JC

    November 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Let’s forget tribalism now and save this boy!!!

    HAUSA? YORUBA? IBO? SOUTH SOUTH? Please learned elites rise up and save this boy. I don’t even know him but please i am begging, i know many big shots do browse this site on daily basis.

    Please reach out, share on social networks, BBC, AL JAZEERA,CNN.



  19. ink

    November 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    You “live by the sword,you die by the sword”…it’s that simple!!!

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