NIGERIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR STEALING RECHARGE CARDS
November 20, 2013: A High Court in Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria, has sentenced a 24-year-old secondary school student, Moses Akatugba, to death by hanging for stealing mobile phones andÂ recharge cards.
Akatugba was convicted on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery in contravention of Section 6 (b) and punishable under section 1 (2) (a) of the Robbery and FirearmsÂ (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Volume 14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The prosecution told the court that the convict with others now at large ârobbed one Mrs. Akpor Mazino of the sum of N113,930, three phone handsets, 54 various denominations of MTN recharge vouchers, 28 Airtel vouchers and 25 Glo vouchers valued at over N100,000 at No. 30 NNPC Housing Complex Road, Ekpan.â
The victim in her evidence gave a vivid account of how she was robbed of the items at her shop at gunpoint. (Sources: cknnigeria.com, 20/11/2013)