Abuja: Man killed Uber driver – to be killed by hanging


An FCT high court has sentenced one Obinna Echanu to death by hanging for killing an Uber driver.

Obinna and one Everly Nnerun, were arraigned before the court for allegedly conspiring to kill the Uber driver, Edwin Ali, on December 26th, 2016 along the Abuja airport road.


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

Delivering judgment on the murder case filed against them by the police, the presiding judge, Justice Peter Kekemeke discharged and acquitted Nnerun for lack of evidence by the prosecutor, which is the Nigerian Police, but convicted Echanu and sentenced him to death by hanging as his counsel failed to prove his innocence before the court.


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