Delta state governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan has granted total pardon to
24 year old student, Moses Akatugba who was in November 2013 sentenced
by an Asaba High Court to death by hanging for stealing three mobile
phones and recharge cards.
Moses was charged to court after he and his robbery gang robbed a
women of about N100k, phones, and recharge cards valued at over N100,000
in Delta state.
He was apprehended at the scene of the incident
while other members of the gang escaped. After the verdict was handed
by the presiding judge, the international community and local social
crusaders launched a massive campaign for a state pardon for Solomon.
This wish was granted as Governor Uduaghan during his last
Executive meeting at the government house, Asaba today, 28th May. Not
only did he grant Moses total pardon, he also commuted the death
sentences of three others to various terms of imprisonment.