A 23-year-old boy identified as Tope Abiodun, was sentenced to death by hanging by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for stealing an android LG phone valued at N87, 000 last week.
A well meaning Nigerian Don Capello has called on authorities to consider the age of the individuals involved as wasting the lives of the young men would be a great loss to their families considering the offences they committed.
Don Capello wrote:
“Justice Chizoba Orji of Apo high court FCT Abuja jailed 23 yrs old Tope Abiodun (from Kabba Kogi state) to death by hanging for stealing an android LG phone valued at #87,000 naira.
This happened few weeks ago in a country where those that looted billions that were meant to make life easy for such youths from being tempted to survive through stealing are out there roaming the streets in freedom.
This is unfair to the poor and vulnerable masses, Tope fluently speaks Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa languages. He has transformed since he was imprisoned four years ago, this is a lad that will assist visitors with their luggage down to cells of those they came to visit in kuje prison.