A Rivers State Excessive Court docket has convicted and sentenced 4 individuals to loss of life by hanging.
The 4 convicts, Oluchi Mma Charles, Miracle Anumuna, Ifeanyi Simon, Koko Basseyand Uchenna Stanley Amaechi have been sentenced to loss of life for the kidnapping and homicide of Anthony Okoro who labored for Shell Petroleum Improvement Firm, SPDC.
They’d additionally demanded a twenty million naira ransom from the household of the sufferer however by no means obtained the funds because the household insisted on listening to from the kidnapped oil employee.
Two different defendants within the matter; Chukwudi Etete and Anthony Ugwu have been discharged and acquitted in what the Court docket mentioned the prosecution couldn’t show their involvement within the case.
The trial Choose Justice George Omereji in his judgment dominated that the proof and reveals tendered earlier than the court docket present that the prosecution proved that the primary, second, third, fourth and seventh defendants really dedicated the crime as charged.
Justice Omereji dominated that the convicts have been additionally accountable for, “stealing a Vary Rover Sport Jeep, Kia Optima Automotive, Infinity Cell Cellphone, Flat Display Tv units belonging to the sufferer,” whose corpse continues to be not discovered until date.
He dominated that the convicts be hanged till they’re lifeless.
Whereas defendants counsels declined to talk on the Judgment, the prosecution counsel, I.N Ubulom in an interview with newsmen welcomed the Judgment.
The convicts have been charged on 10 counts of homicide, armed theft, Unlawful possession of firearms, kidnapping, stealing and impersonation, against the law which is believed to have been dedicated on the twenty ninth Might 2016 at primary Okoro Avenue, in Rumurolu in Woji Group in Obio-Akpor Native Authorities Space of Rivers State.