For being discovered blameworthy of taking a tablet and cell phone at gunpoint, a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday condemned a 25-year-old male hair dresser, Izunna Ajaere, to death.
The directing judge, Justice Kudirat Jose, condemned the hair dresser in the wake of discovering him blameworthy of two-tally charge of trick and furnished theft brought against him by the Lagos State government.
“The proof of Mr. Uchenna Ukah was clear and insistent, the casualty of the wrongdoing was vital in sentencing Ajaere. The indictment has demonstrated the charge of scheme to confer outfitted theft and equipped burglary past sensible uncertainty.
“The hair dresser accused is therefore condemned to death for intrigue to submit equipped burglary and condemned to death for outfitted theft. He is to be hanged by the neck till he is dead, may the Lord show kindness toward your spirit,” the judge ruled.
At trial, the indictment direct, Mrs. A.B. Awosika, had told the court that the convict conferred the offenses around 9:30p.m. on June 22, 2012 at No. 12, Vincent Eze Street, Ajao Estate, Lagos.
She told court that his offenses negate Section 295(2) and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, including that the convict close by an associate had greeted Ukah at gunpoint outside his level.
“The hair dresser drove them to his level where they stole a tablet, a modem and a blackberry cell phone. Ajaere and his associate after the theft secured the complainant his loft with the purpose to likewise loot his neighbours. The complainant figured out how to escape his flat to raise the caution prompting Ajaere and his accessory being caught.
With all due respect, the hair dresser denied ransacking the complainant. He said he went to Ajao Estate for hairdressing work and was captured by policemen amid an attack.