Recall last week we published a story of a 23-year-old man,Tope Abiodun who was sentenced to death by hanging for stealing an Android phone, here are photos of Tope as shared by Facebook user, Don Capello, who is appealing to authorities to consider the plight of the young man due to various reasons he shared.
Capello wrote ‘Justice Chizoba Orji of Apo high court FCT Abuja jailed 23 yrs old Tope Abiodun (from Kabba Kogi state)to death by hanging for stealing an android LG phone valued at #87,000 naira ….this happened few weeks ago in a country where those that Looted billions that were meant to make life easy for such Youths from being tempted to survive through stealing are out there roaming the streets in freedom .
This is unfair to the poor and vulnerable masses ,
Tope fluently speaks Yoruba ,Igbo and Hausa languages, he has transformed since he was imprisoned four yrs ago, this is a lad that will assist visitors with their luggage down to cells of those they came to visit in kuje prison.
He is a good boy we can not allow to die .
I am appealing to well meaning Nigerians ,clergies alike to come to his aide, he has an ageing mother, he was not born to see his father alive, one can easily understand his upbringing .
Tope Abiodun committed this crime when he was 18yrs old, he told me, the pressure to feed with his younger siblings pushed him to do it .
Probably he did that as an ignorant young boy out of the normal juvenile delinquency stage in our lives .
Godbless you as you do to help him process his case through the appeal court, I am so sad about this because I have spent much to help this boy even though I have my issues at the end the judge gave him a very harsh sentence (death by hanging )in a case no death was recorded .
Wake up, Good Nigerians!
May this also teach our young stars a lesson !
#pls share this as a way to assist him