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24 Year Old Student To Die For Stealing GSM Phone, Recharge Cards

From Jessica Tamaradonye, Warri

A Delta State High Court, sitting in Effurun has sentenced a 24 year old secondary school student, Moses Akatugba, to death by hanging for robbing one Mrs. Akpor Mazino of her GSM handsets and recharge cards.

Moses was convicted on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery, contrary to section 6 (b) and punishable under section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Volume 14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Akatugha and his accomplice who has since died from gun shot woulds sustained during the robbery, robbed Mazino of the sum of N113,930 cash, three GSM handsets, 54 various denominations of MTN recharge cards, 28 Econnet (now ZAIN) recharge cards and 25 GLO recharge cards all worth over N100,000.

The robbery incident occured at Number 30 NNPC Housing complex road, Ekpan.

Giving evidence for the prosecution, Mazino recounted to the court how she was robbed at her shop at gunpoint by the accused persons.