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Man, 38 To Die By Hanging For Stealing Phone

A High Court sitting in Ozoro, has sentenced a 38 year old farmer, Francis Williams to death by hanging for robbing his victims of a Nokia handset valued at N5, 000 and a cash of N170. 00 by an Ozoro High Court, in Delta State Justice A.O. Akpovi, who presided over the case said the farmer was guilty of the charge of armed robbery punishable under section (1(2)(a) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap RII Volume 14 Laws of the Federation , 2004. The Court also found the accused guilty on the charge of wounding with intent which got him a life sentence and illegal possession of firearms with a sentence of 10 years imprisonment respectively. An Assistant Director in the Ministry of Justice T.R. Anuhwin, through prosecution witnesses had told the court that on the 4th day of June, 2014 at a Palm Kernel Farm located at Ewu in Ughelli South Local Government, the accused robbed one Hon. Noah Ovie and his assistant of a Nokia handset valued at five thousand naira and a cash sum of one hundred and seventy naira (N170.00) while armed with a cut to size locally made gun.

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