Tricycle robbers to die by hanging in Uyo

Daily Trust

Two robbers whose modus operandi is to use commercial tricycles to monitor, rob users of ATM points and banking halls have been apprehended, charged to court and sentenced to death by hanging.

The convicts, who are members of a three-person gang confessed to the crime and were sentenced to death by an Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo.

The convicts confessed that they usually meet at the Federal Secretariat, Uyo, before they proceed to monitor banks and ATM points, looking for customers withdrawing money.

However, the leader of the gang and rider of the tricycle used in the operations is said to have escaped and has not been found.

But fellow gang members, Donald John Obot, a 35-year-old barber from Nung Obong in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area; and Blessing Christopher Utah, a 36-year-old ex-convict from Ibiaku Uruan in Uruan Local Government Area were found guilty of robbing a trader, Esther Victor Akpan.

It was learnt that Akpan was robbed in December 2018 after withdrawing N110,000 from her bank on Abak Road, Uyo…

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