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Man Sentenced To Death For Killing Uber Driver

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, has sentenced one Obinna Echanu to death by hanging for killing a driver of the ride-hailing app, Uber.

Justice Peter Kekemeke, the presiding judge, delivered the judgment on Thursday.

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Obinna was charged alongside one Everly Nnerun for conspiring to kill Edwin Ali, the Uber driver, on December 26th, 2016, along the Abuja airport road.

The accused were charged with five counts which include armed robbery, conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and culpable homicide.

In his judgment, Justice Kekemeke discharged and acquitted Nnerun, citing lack of evidence by the police.

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He, however, convicted Echanu and sentenced him to death by hanging as his counsel failed to prove his innocence before the court.


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