6 youths to die by hanging for robbery




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A high court in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has sentenced six youths to death for armed robbery.

The convicts, one of whom a final-year of Modibbo Adama University, Yola, were found guilty of mounting illegal roadblocks and stealing from passengers at gunpoint.

Justice Abdulazeez Waziri of the state High Court 4 said they deserved no less a punishment for their act.



In the course of the prosecution, which took nearly six years, the prosecutors called eight witnesses and tendered six documents as exhibits.

The told the court that the defendants had August 29 and 31, 2015 mounted an illegal road block on a bridge along the grossly dilapidated Savannah Sugar Company section of the Lafia-Numan highway.

They, allegedly while armed single-barrelled guns, locally made pistols, cutlasses and knives and wearing military jackets, mounted the drums and stones and robbed travellers of phones, money and other valuables.

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