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Court sentences man to death for kidnapping 4-year-old boy in Akwa Ibom



Court sentences man to death for kidnapping 4-year-old boy in Akwa Ibom

Justice Augustine Odokwo of a excessive court docket sitting in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state, right this moment November 25, sentenced a 31-year-old man, Ekerete Michael Ukpong, to demise for kidnapping a 4-year-old boy, Success Amos Kalu, who has not been discovered until right this moment.


The convict Ukpong, a local of Udok Atai in Ikono Native Authorities Space of the state, was condemned to demise after he was discovered responsible of kidnapping, an offence punishable by demise, underneath section1 (2) of Akwa Ibom State Inside Safety and Enforcement Legislation, 2009.




The trial decide additionally held that “the convict is taking the punishment alone though information present that he acted in consent with others, who are actually at massive. This judgment ought to ship a transparent sign to one and all that the complete weight of the regulation will descend on kidnappers.



“I’ve gone via Part 1 (2) of Akwa Ibom State Inside Safety and Enforcement Legislation 2009, the part that gives for punishment for the offense of kidnapping. That part of the regulation gives for just one punishment. I’ll on this circumstance, comply with the regulation and the regulation solely.The sentence of this Courtroom towards the convict is demise. His Excellency, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State will decide the means and place of the execution throughout the State.”he stated


Earlier than the sentence, the convict wept profusely within the courtroom earlier than he was whisked away by officers of the Nigeria Correctional Centre, Ikot Ekpene.

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