For committing some really grievous crimes in Lagos, two men have been made to serve the ultimate punishment.
The Lagos High Court, Ikeja, on Wednesday sentenced two men — Etenbom Udoh and David Udoh — to death for armed robbery, NAN reports.
Both men, who are not of the same family, were also sentenced to 21 years imprisonment each for kidnapping.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, who handed down the verdict, also sentenced a 30-year-old woman, Eno Victor, to 21-year imprisonment for kidnapping.
However, Eno, was acquitted of armed robbery charge after Justice Ipaye found no evidence linking her to the crime.
The trio was arraigned on July 31, 2013 on a three-count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping and armed robbery, which they denied.
While sentencing the convicts, Justice Ipaye said the stiff punishments should send a signal to criminals in Lagos that there would be zero tolerance for such heinous crimes.
“The first, second and third defendants were all part of a criminal enterprise, instead of choosing a honest living, they chose a path of extreme violence, leaving a trail of grief and pain in their wake,” the judge said.
“It also came to the notice of this court during the trial that the defendants were serial offenders specialising in kidnapping.
“Eno Victor, Etenbom Udoh and David Udoh are hereby found guilty of kidnapping.
“They are sentenced to 21 years in prison for the charge which is contrary to Section 269 (3) of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011.
“Etenbom Udoh and David Udoh are found guilty of armed robbery contrary to Section 295 (2) (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011.
“You are both to be hung by the neck till you are dead, may the Lord have mercy on your souls.”
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.