A Delta State High Court in Effurun has sentenced one Moses Akatugba to death by hanging for robbing a female victim of her cash, GSM handsets and recharge card vouchers. The 24-year-old secondary school student was convicted on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery...culled
Moses and his accomplice, who died as a result of gunshot injuries was said to have committed the crime at number 30, NNPC Housing Complex Road, Ekpan in Udu Local Government Area of the state, according to the prosecution.
The prosecution had also told the court that the convict and his late accomplice, at gun point robbed one Mrs. Akpor Mazino of N113,930.00, three GSM handsets, 54 various denomination of MTN vouchers, 28 Econnet vouchers and 25 GLO vouchers valued over N100,000.
The prosecution averred that the offence was 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.
...and I wonder why the law is made in such a way that it doesn't mete out same punishment on public office holders who steal public funds.