Two armed robbers have been convicted and sentenced to 13 years in prison after they were arrested on the second Niger Bridge by Operatives of Anambra State Police Command.
They were arrested with two daggers and five SIM cards removed from the phones of their victims.
Detectives worked on the sim cards and traced two of the victims, one of whom is a lawyer. The victims cooperated with investigation and evidence gathered was presented before the Court, the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said.
They pleaded guilty to the charges, therefore, they were sentenced to 5 years jail term each on each of the first two counts and three years imprisonment for the third count.
The sentences are without an option of fine and run concurrently.
The convicts have been remanded to Onitsha Correctional Centre to serve their jail terms.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has advised youths to learn a lesson from this conviction and shun crime in order not to jeopardise their future.