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Man sentenced to death for armed robbery and stealing children in Rivers

Man sentenced to death for armed robbery and child theft in Rivers

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State sentenced a Promise Thompson to death by hanging for armed robbery and child theft.

Thompson and his accomplice, Beatrice Ogbunka, were on trial on three counts of armed robbery, kidnapping, child theft, shooting a Chidiebere Ogbugu and stealing her five-year-old child .

The incident happened on October 25, 2018 in Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of ​​Rivers State.

But Béatrice fled after being released on bail by the police.

The presiding judge, Judge Sika Henry-Aprioku, in his judgment said that the prosecution lawyer had proved that Promise Thompson had taken the child to Abia State and sold him to a syndicate who had also sold the boy to another syndicate.

Henry-Aprioku also sentenced a Queen Chisom Lucky to seven years imprisonment, while her husband, Mr. Lucky, received a ten-year sentence for child theft, for buying the child from Promise and subsequently sold it.

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