A 25-year-old commercial motorcyclist, known in local parlance as okada rider, Etenuwoma Oghenero, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Isiokolo High Court of Justice, for armed robbery.
The convicted armed robber who hails from Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, southsouth Nigeria, along with others now at large, allegedly robbed Felix Itirikpe, a transporter, of his valuables including cash at gun point.
The offence was committed at Okurekpe village, Kokori within Isiokolo judicial division, Isiokolo on 30 January, 2010.
Delivering judgement in the case, the court held that the prosecution proved the two-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery beyond reasonable doubt.
The court thereafter pronounced the accused guilty, and imposed the maximum punishment as stipulated in the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Volume 14 laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.