Pandemonium, As Robbers Escape From Delta High Court Following Death Sentence: Judge, Others Scamper For Safety

By SaharaReporters, New York

Pandemonium broke out Monday in an Asaba High Court in Delta State when two notorious armed robbers escaped from the court immediately the trial judge sentenced them to death.

The men had been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery.  It was gathered that it took the strong intervention of two armed prison guards in the court to re-arrest the convicted armed robbers.

Court officials confided in our correspondent that immediately the judge pronounced the death sentence, one of them, identified as Elvis Agbofodo, escaped and was given a hot chase by a gallant prison armed guard into the premises of a church next to the court and shot him in the leg.  The other convict, Frank Okedema, ran in a different direction before he was apprehended by another prison guard with the aid of residents of the area.

Eyewitnesses said that court proceedings were disrupted by the escape attempt and forced the prison guards to embark on sporadic shooting.  The trial judge, court officials, lawyers and other persons in the area ran for their lives to avoid being hit by flying bullets.

It was learnt that other prison officials who showed up in large numbers upon receiving distress calls rushed the wounded armed robber to an undisclosed hospital within the state capital for medical treatment.

Both convicts, it was gathered, hail from Ekpan community of Uvwie Local Government.  They were reported to have robbed residents of Ekpan, including one Mrs Omatseye Mercy, of various valuables and sums of cash in July 2010.  They were said to have been chasing a rival group over a reported N40million royalty paid by an oil company operating in the area.

The men were also accused of raping, illegal stockpiling of weapons, and stealing.

Court officials also told our correspondent of a similar incident in another court in Asaba as two inmates awaiting trial attempted to escape, suggesting that the efforts were premeditated.

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housa and yoruba are responsible for the destruction of nigeria

housa and yoruba = boko haram, incompetence, thievery, and mediocrity. they have ruled nigeria the most. we all can see what that has resulted in. boko haram was caused by the housas and yorubas. MEND members are intelligent in that they recognize the value of life and innocence. can the housas and yorubas tell nigerians if their boko haram recognizes or respects the value of life or the innocence of women and children in the north? Nigeria is destined for disintegration, whether we like it or not. Our hatred is insummountable and in due time, we will have to part ways or fight another war which will result in the killing of millions of each others' tribesmen-and-women.

prisoners escape from court

you dont handcuff suspects inside the court dock. they are assumed innocent and free until they are found guilty. now they have been found guilty no more freedom for them until when they will be hanged till they die the death.

Na wa

The ones caught are not with the government!those that carted away with d community 40million,where are day?

Ijaw People = Kidnapping and Armed Robbery (SS/ND)

Ijaw People = Armed Robbery with their cousins in the SE. These two tribes are very deadly combinations when it comes to killing innocent people for absolutely nothing. If you have any question please direct it to these clowns - Deri, Akpos 1 and Oleku, oh I forget Otile.

Ijaw People = Kidnapping and Armed Robbery (SS/ND)

Ijaw People = Armed Robbery with their cousins in the SE. These two tribes are very deadly combinations when it comes to killing innocent people for absolutely nothing. If you have any question please direct it to these clowns - Deri, Akpos 1 and Oleku, oh I forget Otile.

a clear example of a country with weak institutions

It is not surprising anymore that nothing works in Nigeria. Nigeria is shamefully run by prolly the most incompetent human beings on earth, and the consequence of that is the thousands if not millions of Nigerians that die or suffer untold hardship. Can anyone point to a functioning institution in this country? The judiciary is filled with thieves who collect bribes from election rigging governors. Misjudgements and injustices are glaringly synonymous with the nation's judiciary. What else that doesn't work? the Police? the ministries, our schools? Can anyone name any that works? Of course we all know that answer. The state of our country is in total shambles. It is indeed a disgrace.

There is nothing wrong with d attempted escape...Dmeji did same

There is nothing wrong with d attempted escape...Dmeji Bank-Ole did same. In any case, why sentence people to death for just stealing ONLY 40m but those who bomb to death in Churches are recommended for amnesty just bcos pple want my oil & gas to continue to flow for the North & West to have a continuous live line. NO! Not anymore.

I am not surprised that SR gave the report in detail without relying on re-tweeting news from their unholy union of sister media houses - PremiumTimes, PM News or Punch bcos SR has over 3,500 reporters in Delta State & others states of the oil producine countries of Nigeria. Actually, SR's mission is to report negatively about the the oil producing countries & their peoples enrou to 2015. U've failed.Its resource control 4ever. Long live United SS&SE

difference folks with difference

if i may ask are these prisoners not handcuff or it just a way to indirectly set such notorious crime free, may God help us in these county

you jet made my day. foolish

you jet made my day. foolish warders indeed.

RE: THE STAGE IS SET

That your stories are not relevant to the article Sahara Reporters posted speaks volumes and lend credence to the fact that this is actually a scam. I am probably wrong, it might be the case of someone thinking horizontally instead of vertically. Forward ever, backward never. Our brains usually do not work the same way and that is okay. However, I identify with good reasoning faculty.

THE STORY IS ABOUT ACCUSED PERSONS ESCAPING FROM COURT DURING A PROCEEDING. Can you hear me loud and clear?

RE: THE STAGE IS SET

That your stories are not relevant to the article Sahara Reporters posted speaks volumes and lend credence to the fact that this is actually a scam. I am probably wrong, it might be the case of someone thinking horizontally instead of vertically. Forward ever, backward never. Our brains usually do not work the same way and that is okay. However, I identify with good reasoning faculty.

THE STORY IS ABOUT ACCUSED PERSONS ESCAPING FROM COURT DURING A PROCEEDING. Can you hear me loud and clear?

Naija where funny things happens

Dey no know dat art of stealing, robbery and killings normally ends with death sentence? This is a lesson to other courts. Be vigilant

UNFORTUNATE INDEED!

When a country is ruled by criminals nothing is impossible. Liars and ethnists whose concern is only to continue ruling by all means are more dangerous than ordinary armed robbers. They rig elections to become rulers. They loot government treasure as if they've been sent to do so. They've made life very miserable that nobody has full chance for surviving. We shall cut them to size by 2015, God willing.

Legality of Death Sentence

This development confirmed the position that, most people have a natural fear of death: its a trait man has to think about what will happen before he act. If he refused to think about it consciously, there is no doubt that he will think about it unconsciously. If every murderer who killed someone died instantly, the homicide rate would be very low because no one likes to die. However, since we cannot do this because it will amounts to jungle justice, the Justice system can make it more swift and severe, to change the laws by making capital punishment faster and make appeals a shorter process.

Rubbish, attempted 'escape' my foot !

Rubbish, attempted 'escape' my foot ! The armed prison guards should be queried b/c they know very well that notorious criminals like those NEVER go to court with both arms free. The ought to have paired both of them in one handcuff to spare themselves that avoidable incident.
Foolish Warders !

Rubbish, attempted 'escape' my foot !

Rubbish, attempted 'escape' my foot ! The armed prison guards should be queried b/c they know very well that notorious criminals like those NEVER go to court with both arms free. The ought to have paired both of them in one handcuff to spare themselves that avoidable incident.
Foolish Warders !

Rubbish, attempted 'escape' my foot !

Rubbish, attempted 'escape' my foot ! The armed prison guards should be queried b/c they know very well that notorious criminals like those NEVER go to court with both arms free. The ought to have paired both of them in one handcuff to spare themselves that avoidable incident.
Foolish Warders !

Robbers attempted escape from court following death sentence

Nigeria is a country that got its independence from Britain 52 years ago, a country ruled by shameless thieves parading themselves as leaders, a country that keeps millions of Americans, Europeans, Chinese, Indian and other foreigners in employment by importing virtually everything, a country whose "leaders" are above the law and spend 75% of the country's resources on themselves amidst visible poverty of the masses. Nigeria is a country living on lies, dishonesty and deceit.This is Nigeria of the PDP, Power to the People! What will follow this "Animal Farm" circus? Only God knows.

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