The community head of Ekpan, Uvwie Council Area of Delta State, Chief Newton Agbofodo, has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of all the charges preferred against him in court.
Agbofodoh, who one of the highest ranking chiefs of Uvwie Kingdom, was arrested on June 17, 2016, and arraigned in court for crimes bordering on murder. He 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.
He has been sentenced to die by hanging by the Delta State High Court 4, in Asaba, after being found guilty of all four count charges preferred against him. Charges preferred against him were conspiracy to commit murder, the substantial offence of murder, conspiracy to commit attempted murder and an attempted murder.