An Anambra State High court has sentenced two men to death for allegedly stealing a lady’s handbag, telephone and other personal effects at gunpoint.
The High Court sitting at Ihiala Local Government Area of the state and presided over by Justice Okey Onunkwo said there was sufficient evidence to convict the duo.
According to PUNCH, the suspects, Anene Maduka, Ikenna Obi and Osadebe Ezeh on February 2, 2017 allegedly stole a mobile phone, a handbag and N10,000 cash belonging to one Miss Chinonye Ogujiuba of Eziama Uli.
he Nokia phone was valued at N15,500, while the handbag was estimated at N2,500.
Anene Maduka, charged with the other suspects was, however, discharged and acquitted for lack of evidence.
Delivering the judgment, the presiding judge, Justice Okey Onunkwo, said there was no sufficient evidence against the first defendant (Maduka).
The judge said,”There was eye witness evidence against the convicts, as the victim had raised the alarm after the robbery, leading to the arrest of the culprits at Umudimogo Ihiala, after which they were handed over to the police.”
Justice Onunkwo thereby sentenced them to death by hanging or firing squad.