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ABOVE THE LAW? Court sentences Delta monarch to death for murder


A Delta State High Court has sentenced one of the highest ranking chiefs of Uvwie Kingdom to death for murder.

Chief Newton Agbofodo, the embattled community head of Ekpan, Uvwie Council Area of Delta State, was arrested on June 17, 2016, and was later arraigned in court for crimes bordering on murder.

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He was sentenced by the Delta State High Court 4, in Asaba, after being found guilty of all four count charges preferred against him. He was sentenced to death by hanging.

Charges preferred against him were conspiracy to commit murder, the substantial offence of murder, conspiracy to commit attempted murder and an attempted murder.

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 Agbofodo was alleged to have been linked to series of killings within Ekpan and its environs, including the murder of one Edigbe Ikpesa sometime in Oc­tober 2012.

He was also implicated in the Delta Mall robbery/wanton de­struction in January, 2016.