NIGERIA: APPEAL COURT SENTENCES THREE TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR ARMED ROBBERY AND CULPABLE HOMICIDE
January 17, 2020:
The Yola Division of the Court of Appeal has sentenced three men to death by hanging for armed robbery and culpable homicide, reported The Nation on 16 January 2020. (Sources: thenationonlineng.net, 16/01/2020)
The Court of Appeal, presided over by Hon. Justice Chidi Nwaoma Uwa, gave its verdict by affirming the judgment of the state High Court which passed the judgement earlier in 2018.
The Court of Appeal held that the state High Court had acted in the interest of justice by sentencing the convicts to death by hanging.
The convicts, Rabiu Alhaji Wada, 25, Luka Umaru,35, and Hamisu Sani, 22, all from Adamawa State, were handed down the death sentence after they pleaded guilty to three counts, namely conspiracy, armed robbery and culpable homicide.