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Court has sentenced Two to death for killing a catholic priest

The Makurdi High Court has sentenced two
persons to death for kidnapping and killing
a former Vicar-General of Otukpo Catholic
Diocese, Rev. John Alexander Adeyi.
The convicts are Suleiman Goma and
Haruna Idi who were slammed with a six
count charges.
The court says the convicts conspired and
kidnapped Adeiyi, on April 26th, 2016 and
took him to Okungaga forest in Okpokwu
area of the state where they demanded N2
million and eventually killed him after
collecting a ransom of N1.5 million.
The trial judge, Justice Andover Kakaan, said
three guns including two pistols and a
Dane-gun as well as charms were recovered
from the convicts in the forest where they
committed the crime.
Justice Kakaan said that one of the two
convicts in his statement which was
tendered in court admitted that he bought
the pistol for the purpose of committing
armed robbery and kidnapping.
Justice Kakaan while delivering his
judgement advised youths to desist from
criminal act and engage in useful ventures.
Reports say that decayed body of the
priests was found behind the local
government council secretariat, Obu
Otukpa.

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