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 yesterday, 28th May. Not only did he grant Moses total pardon, he also commuted the death sentences of three others to various terms of imprisonment.