Man to die by hanging in Osun for stealing Mercedes Benz

Justice Kudrat Akano of Osun High Court on Thursday in Osogbo sentenced a 38-year-old man, Ndubusi Okonkwo, to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The convict was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery.

The prosecutor and state counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abiodun Alarape, had told the court that the convict, on Aug. 5, 2014 at about 10:30pm at Isida Street, Ilesa, was found in possession of dangerous weapons and a Mercedes Benz.

Alarape said the unknown vehicle had a registration number AAA75C and other particulars which the convict was unable to give account of.

He said the accused conspired with others now at large to steal the benz before he was apprehended.

The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to sections 6(1)(a) and 5(1) of the robbery and fire arm(Special Provision) Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The counsel to the convict, Mr Akponta Oku, however, pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy in her judgement.

Delivering judgement, Akano said the prosecutor had proved his case beyond any reasonable doubt.

Akano said the convict was guilty of the two-count of conspiracy and armed robbery preferred against him and consequently sentenced him to death by hanging.

#Automobiles: 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Pricing Starts At $120,825

When we got the first details on Mercedes-Benz’s 2016 G-Class range, it wasn’t clear the specifications that would be available in the United States. Now we know what will be on offer here, and how much they’ll set you back.

Opening bids for the G550 will start at a heady $120,825, including a $925 destination charge. As we learned in May, motivation will be provided by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, which is both more compact and more powerful than the 5.5-liter mill of the outgoing model year. The new mill pumps out a healthy 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.

Predictably, the body and ladder frame construction, permanent all-wheel drive, and triple shot of differential locks remain, and the suspension now gets Sport and Comfort modes not found on current models.

Prices for the G63 AMG will begin at 140,825, including the $925 destination charge, and the additional $20,000 provides for the familiar twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8, which delivers 563 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. The extra grunt shaves half a second off the big rig’s zero to 62 mph time, meaning it needs just 5.4 seconds to get the job done.

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