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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Two To Die By Hanging For Stealing Lady’s N2,500 Handbag, N15,500 Phone

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An Anambra State High Court has sentenced two men who allegedly stole a lady’s handbag, telephone and other personal effects at gunpoint to death by hanging or firing squad.

The High Court sitting at Ihiala Local Government Area of the state and presided over by Justice Okey Onunkwo said there was sufficient evidence to convict the duo.

The suspects, Anene Maduka, Ikenna Obi and Osadebe Ezeh on February 2, 2017 allegedly stole a mobile phone, a handbag and 10,000 naira cash belonging to one Chinonye Ogujiuba of Eziama Uli.

The Nokia phone was valued at 15,500 naira while the handbag was estimated at 2,500 naira.

Anene Maduka, charged with the other suspects was, however, discharged and acquitted for lack of evidence.

The identity of Maduka, who was the first defendant in the case, was made an issue in the trial and the court agreed that he was not properly identified even though the victim gave evidence that he was waiting for the others on his commercial motorcycle while the robbery lasted.

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