Court orders execution of killers of Edo varsity don

Court orders execution of killers of Edo varsity don

A Benin high court has ordered the execution of two persons in connection with the kidnap and murder of Professor Paul Erie in 2015. The University don worked in the Department of Agri Economics, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele handed down the sentence on the two persons while delivering judgement in

A Benin high court has ordered the execution of two persons in connection with the kidnap and murder of Professor Paul Erie in 2015.

The University don worked in the Department of Agri Economics, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State.

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele handed down the sentence on the two persons while delivering judgement in the case brought before it by the government.

He however discharged and acquitted four other accused persons, Amayo Jeremiah, Ejime Oyakhire, Stephen Usiagwu called: “Finish And Go”, Eboigbe Monday popularly called “Yawa”.

The duo are to die by hanging or lethal injection, according to the court while four others were discharged and acquitted because there was no weighty evidence linking them to the kidnapping and murder.

The convicts and 4 others were charged to court over the murder of Prof. Paul Erie.

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele, said the two main actors in the kidnapping and murder of Prof. Paul Erie were convicted because the evidence of the Prosecutor was overwhelming and linked the two accused persons to the crime.

Recall that Prof. Erie was on June 16, 2015 kidnapped in Igbanke, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the State, murdered and buried after they collected ransom from the family of their abductee.

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