Four deadly armed robbers sentenced to death by hanging

Usman Alkali Baba

Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba

Four deadly armed robbers have been sentenced to death by hanging by the Zuba High Court, Abuja for armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and house-trespass.

They were sentenced to death by Justice A.O. Ebong.

The convicts are: Tochukwu Uwalaka, Gideon Igbabo, Miracle Amaechi, and Jamil Abdulsalam.

A statement issued by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi on Sunday, said the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba has lauded the achievement of the investigation units and tactical squads of the Nigeria Police Force for various convictions that have been recorded in cases investigated and charged to Courts of competent jurisdiction across the country.

“Prominent amongst the cases is the investigation, prosecution, and conclusion of a case of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery by the Intelligence Response Team of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB-IRT), Abuja held at the Zuba High Court currently sitting at the Gwagwalada High Court Division, Abuja on 6th January, 2022.

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“The particular case in point began on the night of 23rd August 2016, when the four suspects – Tochukwu Uwalaka, Gideon Igbabo, Miracle Amaechi, and Jamil Abdulsalam – lured the 10-year-old daughter of their victim at gunpoint 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, jewelry 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.

“The Honourable Justice Ebong, after hearing evidence 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,” Adejobi said in the statement.

Adejobi said the IGP commended the judiciary and the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), under the staunch leadership of DCP Olatunji Disu, 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 these suspects.

“He equally 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,” he said.

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