A court in Abuja has sentenced four armed robbers to death by hanging.
The Zuba High Court sitting at the Gwagwalada High Court Division, Abuja, said the prosecution proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.
Ag. Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Sunday, said that the case began on the night of 23rd August, 2016, when the four suspects – Tochukwu Uwalaka, Gideon Igbabo, Miracle Amaechi, and Jamil Abdulsalam lured the 10-year-old daughter of their victim at gun point to get access into his house at Kuje District in Abuja.
The suspects thereafter attacked the victim and his family with dangerous weapons, and carted away valuables which included a 2006 Xterra Jeep, a 2008 Toyota Camry, 2 HP laptops, phones, a digital camera, cash sum of N200,000, jewelleries and other valuables.
The matter was transferred to the FIB-IRT where operatives swiftly apprehended one of the suspects who led them to his three accomplices.
The Honourable Justice Ebong, after hearing evidences from the prosecution, the defendants and the respective witnesses, affirmed the guilt of the defendants and sentenced the four suspects to death by hanging for the offences of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, house trespass, and assault in contravention of the provisions of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, 2004, and the Penal Code Law.