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3 Kidnappers Sentenced to Death by Hanging in Delta

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Three kidnappers named Augustin Akpojivi, Dawel James and Collins Enye, have been sentenced to death by hanging by a Delta State High Court for the offence of kidnapping.

According to PM news, the prosecution counsel during the trial, told the Court that Dawel James, a driver by occupation, masterminded the kidnapping of his boss, Rufus Uzoma Allwell, a staff of Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC).

Dawel conspired with Augustin Akpojivi (29), also a driver, and Collins Enye (23), a commercial motorcycle rider; and others now at large, to kidnap his boss while armed with guns and to demand a ransom of N2million before releasing their victim. He received part of the ransom which was paid by the elder brother of the victim.

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The court also sentenced them to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor for illegal possession of firearms, demanding property with menace and stealing.


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