5 to die by hanging for kidnap and murder of Shell staff in Rivers

Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, August 8, sentenced five persons to death by hanging for kidnapping and murdering a Shell staff, named Anthony Okoro.

The five defendants out of seven persons in suit number PHC/324/2017, are Oluchi Charles (1st defendant), Miracle Anumuna (2nd defendant), Ifeanyi Simon (3rd defendant), Koko Basset (4th defendant) and Uchenna Stanley Amaechi (7th defendant).

They were convicted of the 10 charges preferred against them by the Inspector General of Police bordering on conspiracy, stealing, armed robbery, kidnapping and murder.

Chukwudi Etete (5th defendant) and Anthony Ugwu (6th defendant), the remaining two persons mentioned in the suit, were discharged and acquitted by the court.

The suspects had on May 29, 2016, attacked the home of one Anthony Okoro, a staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company, in Woji area of Port Harcourt. The suspects reportedly shot the victim and carried his body away with his Range Rover SUV. The deceased’s Kia Optima car, television sets, infinix phone and other valuables were also taken away by the suspects.

The trial judge, Justice George Omereji, in his verdict yesterday, held that the prosecution proved its case that the first to fourth and seventh defendants were as guilty as charged. Omereji, in discharging and acquitting the fifth and sixth defendants, stated that the prosecution could not prove that they had knowledge of the crime, rather they unknowingly bought phones belonging to the victim.

The judge also held that the prosecution proved the case of conspiracy against the convicts.

“It was proven that the convicts had met at Genesis area of Woji in Port Harcourt and planned the kidnap of Okoro and the death of the victim was caused by the convicts,” the judge said.

The trial judge also noted that the prosecution also proved that the death of the victim was caused by the suspects, regretting that Anthony Okoro was shot on his arm and taken away with his cars and other valuables by the suspects.

Omereji, who based his ruling on Section 410 of the Administration of Criminal Justice 2011, sentenced the five convicted persons to death by hanging, adding that they should be held on the rope till they are confirmed dead.

The prosecution counsel, I. Ubulom, described it as justice done. He said the verdict would serve as deterrent to others involved in criminal activities.

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Uti Nwachukwu apologises to Tacha over his mean comments after her disqualification from BBNaija Season 4

Uti Nwachukwu has penned down a public apology to BBNaija season 4 housemate, Tacha, over the mean comments he made about her after she was disqualified from the show last year. Tacha, like Erica, was disqualified for multiple infringements of rules in the reality TV show.

Uti reacted to the bashing he received from her fans popularly referred to as Titans, and went on Twitter to bash her, using uncomplimentary words.

In a post he shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday night, September 8, Uti who won the Big Brother Africa show in 2010, said he has realized his mistakes and is now offering his apologies.

Read his post below

“You will never understand till it happens to you” – popular saying


I will never be too proud to acknowledge my personal epiphanies and when it’s time to actually obey ur conscience which I always say is your spirit.
Call it karma call it a wake up call. But you always have to listen to that voice inside

Recent events have triggered memories from last year’s #bbnaija
When another housemate was disqualified.

Let’s just say, now I know how it feels for her and her fans

Most importantly, I am deeply regretful for the harsh words I tweeted when I felt provoked by her passionate FANS who were upset

It was not fair to her as she had PERSONALLY not done anything to ME.
My reactions to the insults were totally wrong and not inspired from a place of Love which I always champion

How others treat us is no fault of ours. But how we respond/ REACT is fully up to us.

An eye for an eye leaves the world Blind (I’m still learning this one sha cos sometimes the spirit of Gbas gbos is tooo strong lol)

I’m also someone that says, don’t insult me in public and then come and apologise privately.

So symply_tacha I am extremely sorry for the mean tweets I responded with last year.
Please accept my deepest apologies

I can’t imagine what you must have gone thru and still go thru on a daily basis. All I can say is your tenacity is admirable

To the Titans. Na Una come for me o! Lol *jokes*.
I whole heartedly forgive you all for any and everything u guys said or did.
But more than anything else, I am also sorry for the way I addressed you guys.
Our fight don reach one year o lol. So make we hug an out

I am officially extending the olive branch to you guys and saying I am sorry
Trust me when I say I NOW KNOW HOW U GUYS FELT and FEEL

I’m not justifying anything from anyone but as Public Personalities we have to actually practice what we preach and tho we may fall a few times, we owe it to our followers to get up and inspire them by doing the right thing

Let love TRULY lead. And let’s be compassionate.

As Ephesians 4:31-32 says : Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you??

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Uti Nwachukwu apologises to Tacha over his mean comments after her disqualification from BBNaija Season 4

Uti Nwachukwu has penned down a public apology to BBNaija season 4 housemate, Tacha, over the mean comments he made about her after she was disqualified from the show last year. Tacha, like Erica, was disqualified for multiple infringements of rules in the reality TV show.

Uti reacted to the bashing he received from her fans popularly referred to as Titans, and went on Twitter to bash her, using uncomplimentary words.

In a post he shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday night, September 8, Uti who won the Big Brother Africa show in 2010, said he has realized his mistakes and is now offering his apologies.

Read his post below

“You will never understand till it happens to you” – popular saying


I will never be too proud to acknowledge my personal epiphanies and when it’s time to actually obey ur conscience which I always say is your spirit.
Call it karma call it a wake up call. But you always have to listen to that voice inside

Recent events have triggered memories from last year’s #bbnaija
When another housemate was disqualified.

Let’s just say, now I know how it feels for her and her fans

Most importantly, I am deeply regretful for the harsh words I tweeted when I felt provoked by her passionate FANS who were upset

It was not fair to her as she had PERSONALLY not done anything to ME.
My reactions to the insults were totally wrong and not inspired from a place of Love which I always champion

How others treat us is no fault of ours. But how we respond/ REACT is fully up to us.

An eye for an eye leaves the world Blind (I’m still learning this one sha cos sometimes the spirit of Gbas gbos is tooo strong lol)

I’m also someone that says, don’t insult me in public and then come and apologise privately.

So symply_tacha I am extremely sorry for the mean tweets I responded with last year.
Please accept my deepest apologies

I can’t imagine what you must have gone thru and still go thru on a daily basis. All I can say is your tenacity is admirable

To the Titans. Na Una come for me o! Lol *jokes*.
I whole heartedly forgive you all for any and everything u guys said or did.
But more than anything else, I am also sorry for the way I addressed you guys.
Our fight don reach one year o lol. So make we hug an out

I am officially extending the olive branch to you guys and saying I am sorry
Trust me when I say I NOW KNOW HOW U GUYS FELT and FEEL

I’m not justifying anything from anyone but as Public Personalities we have to actually practice what we preach and tho we may fall a few times, we owe it to our followers to get up and inspire them by doing the right thing

Let love TRULY lead. And let’s be compassionate.

As Ephesians 4:31-32 says : Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you??

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