Auwalu Sule, 28-year-old man was on Friday, sentenced to death by hanging by Justice Y.G. Dakwak of the High Court of Jos, for stealing Toyota Corolla belonging to a woman at gun point after, after he was found guilty of the crime.
Dakwak said, “due to evidence before this court presented by the prosecution and your admittance to committing the crime, the court has found you guilty.
“You are hereby sentenced to death by hanging for robbery. You shall be hanged by the neck till you are dead, may God have mercy on your soul,” he ruled.
The robbery case was scheduled to hold on March 19, 2014.
Mr G.D Fwomyon, the prosecutor and also the Director of Public Prosecution, said to the court that the convicted and two other suspects still on the run, were involved in the crime committed on December 5, 2013.
The prosecutor said that Sule and his two accomplices stalled and trailed Mrs Zipporah Mang to her house behind WAEC Office, Bukuru, Jos, were they robbed her of her Toyota Corolla car, valued at N3million, at gun point.
The prosecuted had confessed to the police in a released statement that he alongside two other suspects whom he met in prison earlier in 2010, Abba and Tutu, arraigned and executed the crime on the said date.
He further said that Abba, who knew the victim had led them to her house, only to meet nobody at home. After which they returned to rob her of her car at her gun point as she was spotted arriving home.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 1(2)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms ACT, CAP R11 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, an offence punishable with death upon conviction.