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Published On: Thu, Apr 18th, 2013

Delta Judge Sentences Armed Robber to Death by Hanging

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Christopher Odamah, Warri
A Delta High Court sitting at the oil rich city of Warri yesterday convicted and sentenced to death by hanging a 25 years old Julius Aboy for armed robbery.
Julius Aboy a native of Delta State with others at large on or about the first week of March, 2011 at Warri within Warri Judicial Division robbed one Mr. Godwin Gwuene of the sum of Nine hundred and fifty-five thousand, six hundred naira (N955,600) money meant as ‘osusu’ contribution while armed with a gun and knife.

The offence took place on the 4th of March, 2011 but luck however ran against the gang when an oncoming vehicle knocked down their get away motorbike at the scene of crime leading to the arrest of the convict while another one was set ablazed by an angry mob.
The contribution of the osusu by cleaners of a company (name withheld) in Warri.
While delivering his judgment, Justice Marshal Umukoro of High Court 1, Warri said poverty should not be an excuse for anyone to go into crime as there are several legitimate businesses to indulge in order to earn a living.
He also said that he (Justice Marshal Umukoro) came from a poor background as his parents lived in a room and a parlour but he never used that as excuse to cut corners.
Justice Umukoro lamented why a promising young man like; accused should go into robbing money contributed by poor cleaners.

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