NIGERIA: TWO POLICEMEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ARMED ROBBERY
February 21, 2022:
Justice Peter Kekemeke of an FCT High Court on 17 February 2022 sentenced two dismissed policemen to death for armed robbery. (Source: NAN, 17/02/2022)
The convicts are James Ejeh and Simeon Abraham.
They were arraigned on October 20, 2017 by the FCT Commissioner of Police on two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery.
Delivering judgment, Mr Kekemeke held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts by calling four witnesses.
Mr Kekemeke held that the evidence before the court proved that the convicts committed robbery while armed.
He added also held that there was admission of guilt by the convicts and no evidence was stronger than their own admission.
He ordered that the exhibits recovered be returned to the federal government and the anti terrorism unit where the defendants served.
On October 20, 2017, the Prosecution Counsel, Kufureabasi Ebong, told the court that the convicts committed the offence.
He said that the dismissed policemen dressed in their uniforms while armed and robbed Christe Maker of her personal belongings.
According to him, Ms Maker and her driver were attacked on the Bill Clinton way while they were coming back from the airport at about 1:00 a.m. on January 17, 2017.
Mr Ebong told the court that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6 and 1(2) of Robbery and Firearms (Special provisions) Act, 2004.