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Father sentenced to death for killing daughter's boyfriend

The mother of a 22-year-old man received justice after a court in Calabar sentenced his son's killer to death by hanging.

Punch News confirmed that the convict murdered the victim, Douglas Ojugbo, on March 10, 2015. The father who shot the deceased with a pump-action gun was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder.

This is following an incarceration since the year 2016.

A statement given by the boyfriend's mother, Mrs. Maria Ojugbo, confirmed that Elewana buried her son in a hope to conceal evidence but an 'intervention by God' had ensured an uncovering of the heinous act.

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“I thank God for doing what should be done. It is stated in the Bible that anyone who kills by the sword, will die by the sword.

"Elewana had no reason whatsoever to kill my son in such a manner and conceal the act by burying him. It was Almighty God that gave approval for this judgement," Ojugbo expressed according to Punch.

Investigations conducted by prosecuting counsel had proved satisfactory to presiding judge, Justice Ukpa Ebitam, of the Cross River State High Court, who gave credit for a job well done.

Prison pals prevented from killing Uber driver after Taxify heist

Former prison inmates, Simon Tyozemda and Lucky Friday, have been prevented from pulling off a car heist in Lagos.

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The pair who became friends while behind bars were apprehended by the police while attempting to rob a Uber driver of his vehicle.

This is following an earlier murder that saw them kill a Taxify motorist with knives.

They were arrested on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, according to reports. Tyozemda, the alleged leader of the gang made a confession about his operation with partner, Friday.

Their first victim was reportedly stabbed in the stomach and dropped off on an expressway in Ajah. This activity was conducted in the dead of the night.

“Our first operation was where we killed the driver of the Toyota Corrolla. He was a Taxify driver.

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"I stabbed the guy in the stomach twice and I dropped him off the vehicle on the road in Badore, Ajah at after 2:00 a.m.

"We threw away the knives and bought new ones for the fresh operation we were arrested for.

"Before killing him, I placed the order to Taxify cab to pick us up at Lambasa, Lekki at past 11:00 p.m.

"Our destination was Abraham Adesanya Estate but we needed a desolate location to snatch the vehicle from the driver.

"It was the same business that took me to kirikiri prison. I was introduced into it by Michael.

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"Unfortunately for me, I was arrested while Michael escaped. I spent four months behind bar. It is sad I’m being arrested again over the same business," says Tyozemda.

The corpse of Godfrey Ovie, the Taxify driver killed by the duo, has been recovered by the police.

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