Court sentences two ex-police officers to death for armed robbery

Two former policemen, James Ejeh and Simeon Abraham have been convicted by a Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory.

Ejeh and Abraham were handed a death sentence by Justice Peter Kekemeke on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022.

They were originally arraigned on October 20, 2017 by the Police on two counts bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery.

Delivering judgment on Thursday, Justice Kekemeke held that the prosecutor proved his case by calling four witnesses and their evidence corroborated the prosecutor’s case beyond any reasonable doubt.

He held that the evidence before the court proved that, there was a robbery by the defendants and they were also armed.

He added that there was an admission of guilt by the defendants and no evidence was stronger than their own admission.

The prosecution counsel, Kufureabasi Ebong, had told the court that on January 17, 2017, at about 1am, the defendants (police officers), were dressed in their uniforms as they robbed one Christe Maker of her personal belongings while coming from the Abuja airport.

He added that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6 and 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special provisions) Act, 2004.

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