13 November 2017 :
The High Court sitting at Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state, has sentenced two to death for stealing a lady’s handbag, telephone and other personal items at gunpoint.
The presiding judge, Justice Okey Onunkwo, said there was sufficient evidence to convict the duo.
The suspects, Anene Maduka, Ikenna Obi and Osadebe Ezeh had on February 2, 2017 allegedly stole a mobile phone, a handbag and N10,000 cash belonging to one Miss Chinonye Ogujiuba of Eziama Uli.
Anene Maduka, charged with the other suspects, was however discharged and acquitted for lack of evidence.
Delivering the judgment, 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.”
Onunkwo thereby sentenced them to death by hanging or firing squad.