- Two people have been sentenced to death by hanging for kidnapping and killing reverend father John Alexander Adeyi
- The trial judge, Justice Andover Kakaan, said three guns including two pistols and a Dane-gun as well as charms were recovered from the convicts
- Justice Kakaan said one of the two convicts said he bought the pistol for the purpose of committing armed robbery and kidnapping
Two people were on Wednesday, July 25, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging for kidnapping and killing a former Vicar-General of Otukpo Catholic Diocese, Reverend Father John Alexander Adeyi.
Premium Times reports a Makurdi high court said the convicts conspired and kidnapped Reverend Father Adeiyi on April 26, 2016 and took him to Okungaga forest in Okpokwu area of the state where they demanded N2 million and eventually killed him after collecting a ransom of N1.5 million.
The trial judge, Justice Andover Kakaan, noted that three guns including two pistols and a Dane-gun as well as charms were recovered from the convicts in the forest where they committed the crime.
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Justice Kakaan disclosed that one of the two convicts in his extra-judicial statement which was tendered in court admitted that he bought the pistol for the purpose of committing armed robbery and kidnapping.
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Justice Kakaan while delivering his judgement advised youths to desist from criminal act and engage in useful ventures instead of engaging in unlawful activities as those who engage in such acts will face the wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that five years after the gruesome killing of four students of the University of Port Harcourt in Aluu, a community in Rivers state, the state high court sentenced three persons to death.
The court presided over by Justice Nyordee has also discharged and acquitted the remaining 4. According to the Judge, the prosecution failed to prove its case of murder against the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th accused persons beyond every reasonable doubt.
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