An Abakaliki High Court, Ebonyi State, yesterday, sentenced three persons to death by hanging for armed robbery and illegal possession of arms. The condemned criminals were Chukwuma Idenyi, Nwobodo Omebe and Monday Ekwe from Izzi and Abakaliki Local Government Areas of the state.
They were accused of robbing one Clement Nwizzi, the treasurer of Item Nkaliki Community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of the sum of N150,925 the community contributed for its developmental projects.
The matter which has sufferded several adjournments was yesterday decided by the High Court judge after written addresses of the witnesses were adopted and cross-examinations by the counsel where the defense counsel Mr. V. I. Njoku prayed the court to discountenance the case. He argued further that the accused persons, if not properly punished, would not only rob other people and communities of their belongings but would constitute a threat to the peace and security of the people of the state….Hmmm to die by hanging for stealing small amount of money biko nu, meanwhile there mates steal trillions of Naira and still drive exotic cars freely. Naija we dey!