A man who faced a seven count charge bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery, was on Thursday, sentenced to death by hanging by a High Court sitting in Delta State.
The Delta State High Court of Justice sitting in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area today sentenced one Trust Abraham to death by hanging over alleged armed robbery.
The court presided over by Justice Eboiwe Tobi sentenced Trust Abraham on seven count charge bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery punishable under Section (2) (a) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Vol.14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010.
He was specifically sentenced to death by hanging, having found guilty of four counts out of the seven count charges i.e,( 1,2,6 and 7.).
”I hereby sentence you, Trust Abraham, having found you guilty for the offence of armed robbery in counts 1,2,6 and 7 to death by hanging. The sentence is to run concurrently. Trust Abraham, you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging and may the good Lord have mercy on your soul.”
Abraham was alleged to have conspired with others now at largeto rob six persons including, Rebecca Emavwodua, Dedekuma Jeffery, Juliet Tony, Imorehi Simon Mudiaga, Elohor Emavwodua and Solomon Theophilus of their personal belongings and monies with knife and dangerous weapons in Okito Junction, Jakpa Road, Effurun within Effurun Judicial Division on 13/5/2015.
Abraham was arrested by a team of Police led by ASP Okey Nweke on routine patrol along Jakpa road when they saw a tricycle speeding off with the driver and two others at the back.
Despite being flagged down by the police, they refused to stop and were given a hot chase wherein Abraham was arrested as the other two escaped.
After a thorough search of the tricycle, phones, knives and daggers were recovered from him while those he had allegedly robbed surfaced, identified him as the suspected thief who allegedly dispossessed them of their phones, money and others.