Monday, September 25, 2023

Rivers Man Bags Death Sentence For Armed Robbery

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A High Court in Port Harcourt has sentenced one Promise Thompson to death by hanging for armed robbery and child theft.

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Thompson and his accomplice, Beatrice Ogbunka were standing trial on three counts of armed robbery, kidnapping, child theft and for shooting one Chidiebere Ogbugu and stealing his five-year-old child.

The incident occurred on October 25, 2018, in Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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But Beatrice ran away after she was granted bail by the police.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Sika Henry-Aprioku, in his judgment, said the prosecution counsel proved that Promise Thompson took the infant to Abia State and sold him to a syndicate who also sold the boy to another syndicate.

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Henry-Aprioku also sentenced one Queen Chisom Lucky to seven years imprisonment, while her husband, Mr. Lucky bagged a ten-year sentence for child theft, for buying the child from Promise and selling him off afterward.

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