Nigerian Undergraduate to be hanged for Robbery? Seriously?

By Adeola Aderounmu

One report in the punch newspaper today revealed that a Makurdi High Court sentenced one Jacob Atongo, a 100-level sociology student of Benue State University, to death by hanging for armed robbery.

Yea, he was probably carrying out the robbery at gun point.


So what is supposed to be the judgement or penalty for all the living and ex-nigerian presidents, Ministers, commissioners, governors and several other former and present serving politicians who rob Nigeria and Nigerians daily.

If this story is true, then I think everybody in Aso rock should be sentenced to death by hanging and almost everybody in political offices in Nigeria should be lined up and shot or hanged!

I mean we are still battling robbery by government everyday and no one has given us in clear terms what the punishments are going to be. From the presidency in Nigeria to the least of the local government, you have robbers who steal officially.

Then one undergraduate steals and will be killed just the same way angry mobs kill people who steal N5 or a cube of maggi.

Nigeria is no ordinary country.

The laws are mostly made to kill and oppress everybody except the politicians and those in advantageous positions and access to infleunce.

Truly if this guy is killed, I am of the opinion that all the Nigerian politicians who rob, have robbed and still robbing also deserved to be killed. Robbery is robbery and no one should be above the law.


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