2 passengers to die by hanging for killing tricycle rider
Yahuza Isah and Auwalu Mohammed were sentenced to execution by hanging by a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Kubwa for the death of a tricycle rider.
In his decision, Justice Asmau Akanbi-Yusuf stated that, based on the evidence presented, the defendants had a common purpose when they plotted to murder and rob the deceased, Mohammed Shaibu, on January 7, 2020.
Akanbi-Yusuf also ruled that Isah and Auwalu failed to show any evidence to refute their arrest in connection with the crime.
“The prosecution counsel, Mayowa Adefioye, has proved beyond reasonable doubt the offense of conspiracy, armed robbery, and culpable homicide, punishable with death under Section 1(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provisions Act.
“Therefore, the defendants have been found guilty and shall be hanged on the neck until they are dead. May the good Lord have mercy on their souls,” she ruled.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that earlier, the prosecution counsel said the convicts, while armed with weapons, robbed the deceased and carted away his tricycle on January 7, 2020.
Adefioye said the convicts caused the death of Shaibu when they hit him in the head with a spanner in Moore District, Abuja.