6 youths to die by hanging for robbery

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A high court in Yola, Adamawa State capital, has sentenced six youths for .

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

Justice Abdulazeez Waziri of 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 prosecution told the court the defendants had on August 29 and 31, 2015 mounted an illegal block on a bridge along the grossly dilapidated Savannah Sugar section of the Lafia-Numan highway.

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