Two Sentenced To Death For Killing Reverend Father In Benue

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A Makurdi High Court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced two persons to death by hanging for kidnapping and killing a former Vicar-General of Otukpo Catholic Diocese, Reverend Father John Alexander Adeyi. The court says the convicts conspired and kidnapped Reverend Father Adeiyi, on April 26th, 2016 and took him to Okungaga forest in Okpokwu area of the state where they demanded N2 million and eventually killed him after collecting a ransom of N1.5 million.

The trial judge, Justice Andover Kakaan, said three guns including two pistols and a Dane-gun as well as charms were recovered from the convicts in the forest where they committed the crime. Justice Kakaan disclosed that one of the two convicts in his extra-judicial statement which was tendered in court admitted that he bought the pistol for the purpose of committing armed robbery and kidnapping.

Justice Kakaan while delivering his judgement advised youths to desist from the criminal act and engage in useful ventures instead of engaging in unlawful activities as those who engage in such acts will face the wrath of the law.

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