Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Court Sentences Barber To Death

A Benin High Court on Friday, sentenced a barber, Esosa Napoleon, to death by hanging, for armed robbery.

The court held that the convict committed the offence in the midnight of Jan. 26, 2016, at Aiguobasimwin Crescent, G.R.A, Benin in Benin City.

According to the evidence of Mr. Osagiede, the 1st Prosecution Witness, (PW1), the convict broke into their house that night, ordered him and his wife to lie flat on the ground, collected his belt and the sum of N8, 000 from the pocket of his trousers.

He testified that the convict used the knife he was holding to tear his daughter’s trousers, adding that as the convict was raping the girl, he summoned up courage and attacked the convict who fell down while two other ladies who are co-tenants in the house joined him to hold the convict down.

Osagiede said that the convict injured the daughter with the knife.

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