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JUST IN: Court sentences man to death for murder of Jumia delivery man

A State High Court in Port Harcourt has sentenced one man, Sodienye Mbatumukeke to death by hanging for the murder of a jumia delivery agent on the 25th of March 2017.

The victim, Chukwuma Eleji, a Delivery man working for an online shopping platform, Jumia was declared missing and eventually found to hAve been killed, allegedly by the defendants.

Throughout the three years of trial prosecution maintained that the motive was to forcefully take possession of three phones ordered online and cover up their crime.

The second defendant was however discharged and acquitted.

Justice Chigozi Igwe held that though the second defendant, Divine Naabe, could have been an accomplice, the prosecution was unable to prove its case of murder against him beyond reasonable doubt.

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