A Delta state high court sitting at Ozoro has
sentenced a 38-year-old farmer, identified as
Francis Williams to death for robbing his victim of
N170 and a Nokia phone valued at N5,000.
According to Guardian , the court presided over by
Justice A.O. Akpovi sentenced the farmer having
found him 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.
It was gathered that Justice Akpovi also found the
accused guilty on the charge of wounding his
victims with intent which got him a life sentence
and illegal possession of firearms with a sentence
of 10 years imprisonment respectively.
Anuhwin, an assistant director in the ministry of
justice, through prosecution witnesses had told the court that on June 4, 2014 at a Palm Kernel Farm
located at Ewu in Ughelli south local government
that the accused robbed one Noah Ovie and his
assistant of a Nokia handset valued at N5,000 and
a cash sum of N170 while armed with a cut to size
locally made gun.
The prosecution witnesses further informed the
court that nemesis however caught up with the
armed robber, who was on a solo mission, when he was in the process of trying to rob them of other
valuables as the two victims summoned courage
and overpowered their assailant.