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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Court sentences man to death for stealing N1,705 cash & N400 milk

A Jos High Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Obinah John, to death by hanging for robbing one Dorothy Olaniyi of N1,705. The convict was also sentenced to death for robbing Olaniyi of two rolls of peak milk in sachets, valued at N400.


The prosecution counsel, Mr G. D. Fwonyon, who is the deputy director, Public Prosecution in Plateau State had told the court that John, in company with an accomplice, also named John, now at large, robbed the woman on November 18, 2005 in her shop at Gada Biu, Jos at gunpoint.
He told the court that John and his accomplice, having allegedly conspired and used a gun to rob Olaniyi, had committed a criminal offence punishable by hanging.
But John’s counsel, Mr. Tobechukwu Kekemeke, rejected the prosecutor’s claim, and accused the police of “not telling the truth about the gun” said to have been used by John.

Kekemeke pointed out that the police presented three statements, with only the last indicating a confession by the accused that he used a gun against the victim.

The defence counsel further argued that the prosecution had failed to prove to the court that the accused actually used a gun to commit the act.

He asked the court to throw out the case for lack of diligent prosecution, arguing that “the circumstances of the third statement, in which John was said to have admitted ownership of the gun, is suspect.”
In a 60-page judgment, Justice Yargata Nimpa said the evidence before the court had shown that the accused committed the offence and sentenced John to death by hanging.

“The accused is hereby sentenced to death by hanging, but the judgement is liable to an appeal,” Nimpa declared.

Kekemeke told the News Agency of Nigeria that he would appeal against the verdict.
“The convict has the right to appeal against the judgment. It is not a judgment that we are satisfied with, so we are definitely going to appeal at the Court of Appeal,” he vowed.

Culled from Punch

133 comments:

Anonymous said...

so when are all the corrupt ministers going to be hanged?? stupid bias country, where the poor suffer while the rich continue to rule

HRHTega1 said...

What?!! Our Judicial system in this country is a joke. What rubbish!

Anonymous said...

HABA! That's too much now. Meanwhile murderers and the like go scott free in many instances...

joan said...

Hanging for milk and 1 thousand smtin naira. Misplaced priorities' u see ds nonsense court instead of dem to tackle the issue of terrorist amongst dem dey are sentencing a man to death bcos of milk. God will punish dem seriously mtcheww

Anonymous said...

This is insane!

Anonymous said...

Wtf... This is gotta to be a joke, ordinary 1'705 naira wow.

Anonymous said...

I pity for Nigeria. The laws are so obsolete that the main thieves @ the NA who are suppose to reviews these law inherited from our colonial masters are busy looting our money in $. How can a court sentence an accused to death for 1,705???? Something needs to be done about our laws.capital punishment has since been abolished in reasonable societies. Naija wake up from ur slumber.

Anonymous said...

Politicians steal millions n go free....

Anonymous said...

D hell is wrong with this pple, it's very unlike for someone to steal milk with a gun, he was probably hungry though that doesn't justify stealing.. But death by hanging!! Like seriously! D punishment does not befit d crime.. Ppl commit worse crime daily and still walk d streets..

B

Anonymous said...

the hell is wrong with this people, it's very unlikely to steal milk with a gun!!! he was probably hungry, not that it justifies stealing. like seriously, death by hanging!! The punishment does not befit the crime. A lot of ppl have committed worse crime and still walk d street...

B

Sasha Fierce! said...

Rubbish...
Fackrook Lawal took millions in bribe and still walking free....
Bankole stole billions and still smiling
Elumelu stole and still breathing fresh air
Our Govs are looting and smiling
Shame on you Judiciary,the Police and whoever is involved.

Anonymous said...

When will politicians convicted of stealing billions and trillions of naira be hanged?

Anonymous said...

Then all the politicians ,including some of the judges should be sentenced to death by firing squad.

MAXIMUS™ said...

Obinah John gets life sentence for N1,705. Farouk Lawan gets bail for $620,000. Injustice at its best

Anonymous said...

Embarrassing news! How can you sentence someone guilty of this level of crime to death.

What about the scape goats politicians that are robbing Nigeria off millions and more? These bastards sentence them to a few months/ years in jail. Fuck these bastards!

Anonymous said...

Can u imagine such a judgement, death by hanging for 1k when daily our ogas dem de milk us dry in dis country and are walking d street free? What a country.

Anonymous said...

If That is the case, facrook lawan will also be sentenced to death by firing squad cos his action was
morethan robbing with a gun.

Ikenna Uchendu said...

This is absurd... Death by hanging for stealing over 2,000 naira when politicians r there stealing billions and nothing is done to them... Na wa 4 naija sha.
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Duke Emeka said...

And they want to treat a boko haram suicide bomber???? This country eh, God is watching.

Frank Diah said...

For stealing such a "small" amount of money, sentenced to death, then where do we send the likes of Lawan, Otedola, ex-manager of Intercontinental, OGD, Bankole,IBB etc, in Hell?, I think, oh Nigeria lawyers, Judges and their ways of treating the poor who has no lobby for themselves.

Ovap said...

These Judges sef,if dis young man can die by hangin Cecilia ibru,Akingbola,former speaker,Lawan n otherz shd die by wot? May God saves his soul

Eze said...

Wicked world while our billions of naira looters get 6 months.That judge must be a bastard!

iamfascinating said...

huh? is this what the constitution says? Death for stealing food items? Oh God. This is sickening. Jos judge, are you a Boko Haram member? There is no jail term for stealing?!

Anonymous said...

...and they let someone that steals millions of dollars go free!!! The irony of Nigeria.

Naija Whistle said...

Funny bastards. Killing an ant with a sledge hammer. Where is Al Farouk abi what is his name and those thiefy house of rep members? Dem de make me laff.

Deola said...

So we should expect to hear about Farouk Lawan's hanging soon,abi?Since we have such a great judicial system. Mtschew!!!!!

Anonymous said...

for real?

IAmhairs said...

oga va crook....em sorry i mean oga farouk is seated in his fully secured and air conditioned mansion with his wife and family enjoying,former speaker...em whats that his name sef...ehen oga dimeji bankole might probably be outside the country flexing with the once he stole,that former oceanic manager should be in a resort center or anywhere eating the remainder of the stolen money,lets not forget bode george o...who had a grand reception in a church waiting for him the day he came out of prison for the money he stole while he was in npa...even obasanjo was there to welcome him,the list of these guys is actually endless......it is certain that they aint gonna stop.....and here is my fellow ordinary citizen who has certainly been in prison since 2005(when he commited the crime)....awaiting the day of his death by hanging...i really am not saying he should not be purnished...atleast a purnishment dersing of his crime which he has began serving for 7 years KPERE....i just pray the appeal works....cuz i see no other reason why a man should steal milk which is not furstration which we all attribute to OUR BELOVED GOVERNMENT.....GOD BLESS NIGERIA,GOD BLESS NIGERIANS,GOD BLESS LINDA AND GOD BLESS ME.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish sentencing....that means honorable who took 600 000 dollars bribe should be sentenced to death by firing squad. naija and their rubbish sentencing

Anonymous said...

rev kings, wey kill person dey tell us say dem go kill am. shebi d man don go dey enjoy life anoda place. na poor man wey dey no fit give work wey mk am thief na im dey wan kill. imagine 1,705& milk. dey could hv punished or fine him,nt 2 kill. if dey c pesin wey suppose 2 die, dey no go fit kill am. nonsense.. morn linda

BLOGLORD said...

Who does that?????
r u for real?

Anonymous said...

Can u imagine, wen farouk is on bail, we miss our priorities, y dint dey sentence,lawan 2 death by hanging,or bankole or bode george and thier likes, foolish judge may ur own son be given such statement

victoria said...

Obinah? hmmm

Anonymous said...

.....And Farouk gets how many years? Fela said it now....

waxy said...

That judge must be on dope, so there is one law book for the poor one for the thieving politician. All corrupt judges and politicians time is near, they should watch out!

Titilola said...

Please lawyers in the house, please help this guy......

When I hear these kind of cases, I just hurt for Nigeria and the injustice of it all.....

Anonymous said...

Dis is a case of using a sledge hammer to kill a fly justice where is dis judge during our "ITT"politicians trial?

Anonymous said...

What sort of nonsense is this. Linda are u sure u have ur facts right

Anonymous said...

with N2000. How much he wan share the corrupt judge. The moral of the story is "steal small and die but steal big and Dine with the Presidency" who know may be the mumu thief go steal out of hunger after being deprive of his right by our stealing Rulers. History will surely judge all of us.

Cyril said...

DEATH BY HANGING,JST FOR STEALING!!!! Uh Oh!! wait a sec!!! did u say PEAK milk???...OK TOTALLY WORTH IT.

Proudly Igbo said...

And what sentence/s will they give to these Nigerian ruler and law makers for deceiving and robbing over 160million Nigerians of cash and properties worth trillions of naira?
Our govt and judiciary have failed the entire nation.
Sent from my swag blue Nokia 3310

Uche said...

He was obviously a hungry man nd does'nt deserve 2 die, dey did'nt kill those dat stole millions from poor Nigerians, dey should v just given him anoda sort of punishment, dis is nt fair atall.

Mana said...

In what kind of world do we live? How can it be that a young man of 26 who is sentenced to death, just because he has stolen two bags of milk and a ridiculous sum of $ 10.50. Theft is not a trivial offense but the reason for such a theft is due to the poverty that prevails in the country. It would be better to fight poverty and imposed a milder punishment for such crimes. The death penalty has no relation to the value of the stolen property. Many officials leaders will steal a million times of this value this type of crime is not pursued, because they solve the issue with money! It is a shame! I wish the young man, that God stay with him, and the death penalty is not applied.

I pray for him!

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Anonymous said...

Hw about these our so call leaders stealing millions n still rob it in our face?

floxywusi said...

DEATH BY HANGING????????? because of 1,705naira and 400naira milk??????? Nigerian leaders live and eat in corruption and stupidity... so the figure head leaders that literally take trillions of money in different currencies have not committed criminal offences abi? sango would strike all of them dead very soon

Anonymous said...

What happened to Bankole n CO

Anonymous said...

They are talking of usd millions of dollars, from ppl in the government i hav never see any judge that pronounce death sentence to any of the man who lout our nations money, u judge them will not die good death, na for poor man naija law dey get affect but not for government officers who steal nations money or robby them through banking instead u judge will giv the person i yrs sentence and give poor man death by hanging

mide said...

Wondas shall neva end *smh

Anonymous said...

common...dis is realy not fair.

Adeyemi Knightingale said...

One question? What should they now to do to farouk now oooo.. probably tie him to a trailer and drive him all around nigeria .. stupid people..

Muse said...

If this news is true, then it is the most stupid judgement ever. I think the Judge should be sentenced to jail for this kind of ruling.

Anonymous said...

the injustice in this country is simply unbelievable! to sentence a man to death for stealing just N1,705!!! i wonder what kind of justice Lawan will get

Anonymous said...

richie boy says...........

the moral of this story is .....
steal little in thousands and u will be hanged.

steal big in billions and trillions and u will be a hero

shaking my head for our country

Anonymous said...

Seriously?? Menh d high court is tripping like a mf

Anonymous said...

so what happens to those who steal billions in abuja daily!bail and indefinate court adjournments!Naija 4 Life!

Anonymous said...

the injustice in this country is simply unbelievable! to sentence a man to death for stealing just N1,705!!! i wonder what kind of justice Lawan will get

DEEFLAMEZ said...

TRASH!!! THIS IS A VERY GOOD INSTANCE OF A FLAWED JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A FAILED STATE. YES HE COMMITTED A CRIME, SO WHAT IF HE WAS ARMED. HE GOT A DEATH SENTENCE FOR PETTY THEFT, LOOKS LIKE HE DID THAT TO SAVE HIS BABY OR SOMETHING, BUT WHATEVER HIS REASONS WERE, HE DOESN'T DESERVE A DEATH SENTENCE, INFACT NOT EVEN MORE THAN 5YEARS JAIL TERM IF ARMS WERE INVOLVED.

SO WHAT IF HE KILLED KILLED HIS VICTIM??? HE'LL PROBABLY BE HANGED, SHOT, ELECTROCUTED & PROBABLY BURIED IN THE BELLY OF A SHARK RIGHT??? I DONT CONDONE CRIME OR VIOLENCE, BUT THE CONSEQUENCE OF A CRIME SHOULD BE PROPORTIONAL TO THE CRIME COMMITTED.

YET WE CANNOT EVEN PROSECUTE CORRUPT PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO LOOT BILLIONS & ENDANGER THE LIVES OF MILLIONS WHILE HUNDREDS DIE DAILY DUE TO THEIR NEGLIGENCE.

SAME SHITTY COUNTRY WITH STINKING SYSTEMS FROM THE BOTTOM ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!!!

***logs out***

@willadebo

Anonymous said...

And the penalty is death? Abeg this story get as e be. The judge must be high on piriton overdose

Anonymous said...

These judges just want to rubbish our great profession. Haba! All these politicians stealing money are fgiven 6 months to a year jail term and a petty thief is sentenced to death by hanging.

Its either Nigeria is a big joke or the judiciary is compromised.

Anonymous said...

A nigerian who stole 1,705 naira nd 400 naira worth of sachet peak milk sentenced to death by a judge. But the thieves who stole in millions nd billions walk about our streets as free men nd women. Na waoooo.... God help nigeria.

Anonymous said...

what d fuck!

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Steal millions and you are welcomed in church...steal peanuts and hell welcomes you. Nation of Hypocrites aka my country Nigeria.

AbujaKenneth said...

Meanwhile OBJ, IBB, ATIKU, BANKOLE, FAROUK, UBA and their likes are not only free but causes lots of trouble. God is watching us.

Rukevwe Odjimogho said...

I in no way condone stealing, but this jury is very heartless. Sentence a man to death by hanging because he "stole"??!. Haba! What da hell! All the empty-headed, pot-bellied and God-forsaken politicians that have stolen and continue to steal the fortunes of our beloved nation...how many have they hanged?! When it comes to the poor man, "everyone quotes the law". Stupid people! Bunch of Crap!

In developed nations like the US, the first option is to jail the criminal with subsequent rehabilitation. Na we holy pass!

I pray his appeal works for his good.

Anonymous said...

Naija... are we eva goin to move fwd??? wit all the crisis goin on in the country a judge is sentencing a young man to death by hanging cos he stole some lousy change, but politicians are stealing money everyday and they get plea bargains, couldn't the evil judge do the same for this man? and im sure the man has been in jail since 05, i pray that God intervences in this case . . . so sad

Anonymous said...

And all those good for nothings in the govt houses and other places stealing in six digits and above are walking around as free men. Who the hell is the foolish judge. I agree, stealing is a crime punishable by the law, but c'mon, death by hanging is too much punishment.
So says me via iPad 2(white)

Anonymous said...

Na wa o! dose who stole millions r walking free. . . . . God will save us all/

juganut said...

Hahahaha! D judge as got a grudge.

EESHA said...

AND CAPTURED BOKO HARAM KINGPINS ARE JUST THROWN IN JAIL. DEATH FOR STEALING MILK AND N1,705. THAT JUDGE'S CREDENTIALS NEEDS TO BE QUESTIONED.

Anonymous said...

Nasty nd unreasonable decesion*rollin eyes*

Deyon said...

please what kind of court tried the man,is it a normal court or a sharia court?
We have certainly lost it in this country.we do plea bargain with criminals who steal the country DRY and kill those who are petty theives,DOUBLE STANDARDS.

Anonymous said...

Then Farouk Lawan will die by firing squad if man wey steal milk and #1705 go die by hanging! So much injustice in Naija. Mtchew

Anonymous said...

this can only happen in nigeria... stupid

Tamara said...

Na wa o...hisssss..for jst how much?...c'mon mehn w.t.h

Anonymous said...

All i can say is this is SEAYIK!!!!!(sick)...even if the judge were following precedence strictly, i believe like they say there is always an exception to the rule.....WTF????

Anonymous said...

Killing a fly with a gun.mtscheew

Anonymous said...

O ma de ga o,judgement in this country is ?????????. it's God that will judge those who stole money that belong to all of us in this country, most especially the money for pensioners and the pensioners are dying of hunger. They will not go unpunished.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised by all the comments condemning the Judge and the system. The man was sentencesd to death for robbing with a GUN.He could have killed his victim and that victims could have been you or your relative.If it is the US where every one can hold a GUN the person been robbed could have kill the robber or a paaserby. What I am sying is that the Judgment was giving for Robbing with a GUN the amount involved not withstanding.

Olu

Anonymous said...

When are we hanging Lawan, other members of our fraudulent legislature and the petroleum thieves? Somebody please answer me!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

When are we hanging Lawan, other members of our fraudulent legislature and the petroleum thieves? Somebody please answer me!!!!!!!!!

D'Saint said...

Linda, GOD and humanity will not forgive us if we don't rise against this misplaced justice. This is wot social media is used for. We must speak up against this kind of wicked acts and spread the word until someone hears and acts. Is this man's act worst than those of the demons that rule, steal and kill us in our entirety? Sponsors of terrorism still seat in hallow chambers, promoters of iniquity still rule our lands and one poor man's huzzle is classified capital crime......he did wrong but nothing near wot theses bastids r doing to us everyday. Pls let's use this forum to set that captive free. LET OUR VOICES SPEAK FOR THAT MAN THAT CAN'T SPEAK FOR HIMSELF

Anonymous said...

This is barbaric and inhuman. This man probably stole because he is hungry and jobless. Politicians are stealing trillions right under our nose, yet they are allowed to enjoy their stolen and ill-gotten wealth. Stupid judge!!!

Anonymous said...

TOTAL INJUSTICE!

Anonymous said...

how many boko harams, ministers, govs, permanent secretaries then don sentence to death. Abegi our Judiciary pls go and rub mary kay pan cake

la diva said...

can u jst imagine? D nigerian judicial system is corrupt.im sure d schl passed thru dese judges.Lord have mercy.doh i 8 theft bt d judgement is too much.kilode?#praying4naija

Oliver Ghandi said...

Linda u dint post ma comment...Ghandi sayso via his blackberry thuraya, he bought it @ aswani market.

giant comfort said...

linda i can't believe u did not publish my comment?where is freedom of expression or freedom of speech??people like you need to help encourage the youths to speak out thru the media...by posting raw comment from people,this would let our politician see wht people think about them and may be they might learn from my advice.ALSO,this would help u generate more controversy and attract more fans..look at SAHARAREPOTERS? people express themselves and they knw people would read it out loud..for God sake PUBLISH MY COMMENT...

Anonymous said...

common dis isnt fair!!!!!

Anonymous said...

No that's not what the law states. It states that anyone found guilty of armed robbery shall be sentenced to death,unfortuately he robbed with a gun. Armed robbery is being in possession of gun,knife e.t.c when robbing. I'm not supporting the judge's sentence oh! I'm just telling you what the act states.

Anonymous said...

Armed robbery in Nigeria is a strict liability offence(key word 'armed') and its purnishable by hanging. @Joan the Hanging, was not for "milk and 1 thousand smtin naira" as u put it but for robbing with a gun. Because the value of whatever was taken isnt the major consideration.
That said however based on d story i just read, the prosecutor ddnt establish any prove beyond reasonable doubt that he had actually robbed with a gun, cos they ddnt provide the gun or catch any on him. He shuld have been charged with a lesser crime like stealing.

Anonymous said...

ONOME says.....
What a country!
What a mess of a country.
What a f***** joke.

Anonymous said...

Honestly the judicial system in Nigeria is crap. If someone steals N 1705, what would happen to those stealing millions or billions from our pockets.

Simja said...

Dear lib readers, its high time u nd i make a difference in our society, we cnt jst cm to d blog pass our comments nd den tak no action den automatically we wil hav no diff wid d politicians who promise us heaven nd yet end up being d same ppl dat milk us dry. Pls d future of dis country is in our hands, its high time we cm togeda nd strategise on steps to preventin our nation from sinkin, enuf of d comments, its time to act. Pls we can do it

Anonymous said...

poor Dorothy will live with the regret for the rest of her life. Fear will not allow person report thief again

Anonymous said...

Pls.. this must most certainly be a joke- death sentence for stealing #1,705 and two packs of sachet milk. The guys in penury and needs to feed.Give farouk the death sentence, then justice will be served.

Anonymous said...

Why do we talk as if we've lost all sense of civility?The man's offense is armed robbery.The judgement is not based on how much he stole,it based on the penal code.

Anonymous said...

GosHhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!! Can we pls can we push dis story as far as we can ? Face book , bb chat , if possible thru t.v stations - channels, stv and Cnn? We need to cry out and save dis obviously hungry 26 year old while saving wats left of d faith we have in our fatherland. This is d zenith of hyporisy "wailing".

Anonymous said...

The Judgment was passed for robbing with a gun and not solely for stealing. This shred of evidence was not challenged or refuted by defence counsel. Well i guess most of those posting the comments on this issue have not been a victim of Armed robbery before. May God Help us all.

Anonymous said...

Here is another clear picture that there is NO HOPE for Nigeria. Schweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew. Where is Falana now? Are these not the things he should be bringing to light?

Anonymous said...

you see...is good to steal big...

Anonymous said...

Nice story, in a country where 2 gay people get 14 years imprisonment, it's only fair thieves get death sentence.

Goodluck everybody. Lol

Anonymous said...

How can our so-called leaders be stealing billions and nothing is done to them? Then the poor (although not a good enough reason)steals something to eat, is sentenced to death? Total Injustice!!!!!!

Inovata said...

This is insane and unacceptable judgment... gosh!

Anonymous said...

i hope the attorney of the federation adoke would intervene as this is total nonsense

SUE JORDAN said...

THIS COUNTRY IS A JOKE...

Anonymous said...

Real food for thought. This is exactly what the white man thinks about us and we in every way recapitulate their thoughts. God help us.
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Speech made by former South African President P.W. Botha to his Cabinet. This reprint was written by David G. Mailu for the Sunday Times, a South African newspaper, dated August 18, 1985.

..............We are not obliged even the least to try to prove to anybody and to the Blacks that we are superior people. We have demonstrated that to the Blacks in a thousand and one ways. The Republic of South Africa that we know of today has not been created by wishful thinking. We have created it at the expense of intelligence, sweat and blood.................................We do not pretend like other Whites that we like Blacks. The fact that, Blacks look like human beings and act like human beings do not necessarily make them sensible human beings. Hedgehogs are not porcupines and lizards are not crocodiles simply because they look alike. If God wanted us to be equal to the Blacks, he would have created> us all of a uniform colour and intellect. But he created us differently: Whites, Blacks, Yellow, Rulers and the ruled. Intellectually, we are superior to the Blacks; that has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt over the years. I believe that the Afrikaner is an honest, God fearing person, who has demonstrated practically the right way of being...................................By now every one of us has seen it practically that the Blacks cannot rule themselves. Give them guns and they will kill each other. They are good in nothing else but making noise, dancing, marrying many wives and indulging in sex. Let us all accept that the Black man is the symbol of poverty, mental inferiority, laziness and emotional incompetence. Isn't it plausible? therefore that the White man is created to rule the Black man.......................And here is a creature( black man) that lacks foresight..............................The average Black does not plan his life beyond a year. =-?

Anonymous said...

I truly appreciate the severity of the sentencing in comparison to the crime. Having said that, at issue is the means of robbery, if in actuality the guy had a gun on him while prosecuting the robbery then the penalty should be what the law dictates for armed robbery, regardless whether or not it was 1 naira or 1 billion naira.

The amount stolen from that petty trader is tantamount to may be 10 million naira to Adenuga or an Odetola.

Therefore, it is pertinent to paramount that it is established whether or not the accused had a gun on his possession at the time the crime was committed.

People have been committed to life in prisonment for stealing pizza at a pizza parlor because of the three strikes rule/law applicable in the State which states that if you commit the crime of felony and gets convicted for it two times, the third time, you will be gone for good. Now whether the severity of the crime should be taken into consideration should be a legislative argument.

Hope said...

Naija wil neva cease 2 amaze me..hehehehehehe!!mmmmmm oh chineke!!! wetin prsn no go hear.shey na milk & one kiniko..na him steal,dey shd sentnce him 2 death, den dey wil c d wrath of GOD. mtchweeeeee.....RUUUUUUBBBBIISSSHHH.i dey vexoooo

Anonymous said...

A peadophyle who rapes baby girls is left to go free but a man who stole barely nothing out of hunger n suffering sent to galores. Pls peeps in d house talk to your dads uncles n uhm boyfriends in government to help.on a serious note.

Anonymous said...

The Nigerian judicial system is literally repugnant.. I get nauseated just thinking about it. This is the height of stupidity. OMG!

@lizzykoko said...

What this story is telling is that if you wanna steal,make sure STEAL BIG!! U can operate with or without a gun as the policeman who will write the statement on your behalf will include it.steal enough to settle everyone around you to hail you,be proud or better yet become a "servant of the public" or a VIP citizen and then you will actually be licensed to steal in as large quantity as u can grab..Morons.from BBB6

Anonymous said...

Helllo, sombody wake me up and tell me its all a bad dream. A man stole N1,705. and 400 naira milk and is going to be hanged? Excuse me, please whats happening. Something is terribly wrong with the justice system of nigeria. That man doesnt deserve to die, yes he stole and should be punished but not hanged. In all, what he stole is not up to N2,500.00 worth. God have mercy. Linda please post this. And i would like to know when the judge who sentensed him graduated.

Anonymous said...

Mehn if they killed someone for this useless thing then ibb obasanjo,faruk,gej,and all the thieves and rogue in house should be given mass death by eletrical discharge what a shame on 9ja judiary

Anonymous said...

Wow naija.. Why does this country keep disgracing us citizens abroad? This man is not even suppose to receive jail time. Maybe if the gov. Helped the poor out a lil, this man would have not resulted to stealing. The gov. Steals billions every day but yet they walk scout free.

B3ukieGbegi said...

This is arrant nonsense God will neva 4give d doers of dis injustice!!!

kennie said...

who ever passed that verdict shld be stone to death,gbam

Anonymous said...

Accordin 2d criminal code, robbery attracts 21yrs imprisonment.. While armed robbery i. e robbin wid a gun or ammunitions or instruments dat cud cus grievous harm,attracts death as a penalty! Even tho d gun was neva used in d operatn! So blame not d judge,cus es jus folowin d law! Blame d lawmakers.. D law is an ass!

Janded said...

WTF?

Anonymous said...

And u guys shud stp askin wen lawan wil b hanged! Nt dat i support d thieving bastard called lawan, buh let's b realistic.. e didnt robb otedola wid a gun.. e didnt even robb! e was jus fraudulent in his dealings,n dat attracts anoda punishment entirely! N as we al knw, e wil go scot free..as long as thr is plea bargaining.. So corruptn continues!

Dr. Pinch said...

Tafa balogun was convicted of curruption, Former CEO of Ocenic bank was also convicted, Bode George was convicted to mention but a few. These guys stole billions and how many death sentences did they get? This is just total injustice. WTF the poor really go through hell in this country

Anonymous said...

From all d comments read,its obvious dat d pple here are ignorant of d judicial system and d law..d point or focus isn't on d amt d individual stole but on d manner he went about doing it...trust me,if u have ever been robbed at gunpoint,u wld b hailing d judge..wat if d gun had actualy gone off..no one wld hav cared abt d amt stolen..he was found guilty of armed robbery and dat is d koko..d 'armed' in d robbery..he wz just unfortnate 2 hav taken such a small amt..but d law regards all forms of armed robbery as d same..forget d amt he took..u tnk if he had seen more dough,he wldnt have taken it?C'mon,it aint d judge.its his offence and d judge merely passed d prescribed sentence for armed robbery..if d law had gone ahead 2 stipulate d amt dat must b stolen b4 d hangin sentence is pasd,it wld b a bulky and hilarious law..hez no difrent 4rm d robbers dat hav accosted d buses on d highways..NEKS

Ajamu said...

Politicians steal billions of $$$ and they are praised...allowed to live in wealth and unmolested by the law. We don't have our priorities in the right order. The Afrikan Revolution will take care of the kleptocrats who have infested society with their greed and predatory behaviour.

Anonymous said...

is the judge MAD!how can you kill somebody for stilling less than #3K THAT JUDGE SHOULD BE STONED TO DEATH I DONT CARE IF SHE OR HE IS THE BASTARD JUDGE HISSSSS RUBISH

Anonymous said...

LINDA IF THAT GUY IS HANGED I WILL HOLD YOU AND OTHER PUBLIC MEDIA RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH I SWEAR TO MY MOTHERS GAVE. BECAUSE,THIS IS THE TIME TO FIGHT FOR INJUSTICE IN THIS GOD FORSAKEN COUNTRY AM SO ANGRY HERE THAT AM WRITING ON THIS PLOG

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Heard Lawani just strolled into house of reps...not to forget the $620,000 is still missing..the people that should be hung are right there in Aso Rock..I'm afraid the entity called Nigeria is going to split up..just like Old Yugoslavia and Russia..we seem to be the last contrived Federal state standing and Boko Haram aided by some Northern sugar daddies are surely pushing us towards it..so bring it on..nuff is enuff!!

cash said...

If u don't knw anything don't open ur mouth to talk... So? If its just one thousand naira and 400tin milk?
He wouldn't av gottn such sentence if he wasn't holding a gun.. D guy was in possession of fire arms which made d little offence more serious..if e was not in possession of a gun, he wld av gotten jst 3 to 4yrs..
What he committed is called armed robbery!!!
ARMED ROBBERY..regardless of d fact dat he stole somtin small, d possession of fire arms aggravated the offence...

Pretty Doc said...

wen dose oil thieves r still alive , Come on !!! he shuld hv bin told 2 replace d cash/items stolen
wen pple in high places r stelling billions of naira and yet get away with it

Anonymous said...

This is totally unfair. Why wld dey hang him? Why havent they hang any of the past president, ministers,governors, this is injustice. Wat he stole isnt up to 1/3 of wat out leaders have stolen. The lawyer wey sentense ds boy deserves to b stoned.

Anonymous said...

De Myk says: This is why we are in this sorry state in Nigeria. Useless Sentiments!A crime is a crime. If indeed, it's proven that they used a Gun, then it's armedrobbery! They didn't go to steal a mere 1500 naira and wld have stolen more if the woman had on her and could possibly have killed her. Do you guys know the trauma that woman went thru? Lastly, if Ibori has been jailed properly or killed when he stole creditcards in the UK or roofing sheets in Nigeria, Delta State wld have been saved all his troubles. Small thief today graduates into cultist, Armedrobber, millitant,kidnapper,politician and legislathives 2mrw

Anonymous said...

Nigeria judicial system is dead, filled with lawyer that lack wisdom to give a good judgement. Shame on nigerian bar association.

Anonymous said...

This is pure misplacememt of priority

Anonymous said...

Ahn ahn!!!!! Can you imagine?? That judge and that DPP, they're both complete IDIOTS!!!! Nonsense! They should arrest both of them sef and take them for psychiatric evaluation!

Anonymous said...

the judge must be crazy.....

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