A Zuba high court sitting at Gwagwalada high court division, Abuja, has sentenced four suspects to death by hanging for offenses of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, house trespass, and assault on January 6, 2022.
Force public relations officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed that the four suspects: Tochukwu Uwalaka, Gideon Igbabo, Miracle Amaechi, and Jamil Abdulsalam, on August 23, 2016, had lured the 10-year-old daughter of their victim at gun point to get access into his house at Kuje District in Abuja.
The suspects thereafter attacked the victim and his family with dangerous weapons, and carted away valuables which included a 2006 Xterra Jeep, a 2008 Toyota Camry, 2 HP laptops, phones, a digital camera, cash sum of N200,000, jewelries and other valuables.
The matter was transferred to the FIB-IRT where operatives swiftly apprehended one of the suspects who led them to his three accomplices.
Honourable Justice Ebong, after hearing evidences from the prosecution, the defendants and the respective witnesses, affirmed the guilt of the defendants and sentenced the four suspects to death by hanging for the offences of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, house trespass, and assault in contravention of the provisions of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, 2004, and the Penal Code Law.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali commended the judiciary and Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), and the doggedness of the operatives in ensuring justice in the matter and for following through on operational successes with prosecutorial prowess which has led to the conviction of the suspects.
He reaffirmed the commitment of the Force Leadership to ensuring that all matters reported to the police are properly followed up until conviction is secured at courts of competent jurisdictions.