A Jalingo high court has on Friday sentenced two persons to death by hanging for allegedly robbing the cashiers of education authority of Zing and that of Ardo-Kola local government areas of the state.
The convicts are Okochukwu Ifalacho, aged, 33 from Obaro local government area of Anambra State and Ezekiel Ukach, aged 30 from Plateau State.
Delivering his judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Ali Andenyangtso, said the convicts were accused of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery under Section Six “b” of the robbery and fire arms special provision Acts 2014.
“The two convicts robbed the cashiers of Zing and that of Ardo- Kola local government areas of the state in 2013 during the payment of staff salaries.
“The two accused persons did not produce any witness and also pleaded not guilty to the offense but the prosecuting counsel had called about fifteen witnesses to testify and all their evidences were taking by the court,” Andenyangtso said.
Justice Andenyangtso later sentenced the first and the second accused persons to ten years imprisonment on first count charge of criminal conspiracy while the second count charge attracted a death sentence by hanging.