Supreme Court Affirms Kidnapper’s Death Sentence

The Supreme Court has re-affirmed the death sentence passed upon a notorious kidnapper- Ayiere Godsgift ( Alias Alex) who kidnapped a teenager from school and murdered him.
In a unanimous decision, Friday, a five-man panel of the apex court headed by Justice Suleiman Galadima held that the appeal against the death sentence filed by Alex lacked merit.

Other members of the panel are Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta, Musa Dattijo Muhammed and John Inyang Okoro, all Justices of the Supreme Court.
Alex was convicted and sentenced to death March 17, 2010 by the Cross Rivers State High Court, Calabar judicial division.
He appealed unsuccessfully to the Court of Appeal, Calabar before appealing further to the Supreme Court in Abuja.
In a related development,  the Supreme Court also Friday  unanimously re-affirmed the five-year jail term or an option of fine slammed on one Afor Lucky who was convicted for rape by the High Court of Delta State, Oleh Division.
Credit: DailyTrust

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