22-Yr-Old Delta Poly Student Sentenced to Death for Robbery – A Delta State Polytechnic student, Eguono Akpeghughu, 22, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Warri High Court for armed robbery.
He was found guilty of robbing his victim, George Ogbemudia, of cash and wrist watch worth N1,200, a necklace worth N7,000, Sony Ericsson handset worth N26,000 and N2,000 cash – totaling about N30,000.
The accused was arrested with the help of a passerby when the victim summoned up courage and grabbed the accused as he made to escape with his loot and raised alarm while his other gang members escaped.
It was later discovered that the accused, suspected to be a member of an armed gang terrorising the neighbourhood, resides a stone’s throw from the scene of crime.
He was later handed over to the police where he voluntarily made a confessional statement admitting to the crime. (Ynaija)