Kuje inmate, Obinna Echianu commits suicide.

43-year-old businessman, Obinna Echianu, who was convicted for killing an uber driver, has committed suicide inside the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja.

It was learnt that Echianu reportedly hanged himself with his clothes in the prison toilet midnight Saturday.

A source said his body was found early in the morning by other inmates who wanted to use the toilet.

It was gathered that Echianu was sentenced to death in 2020 for killing an Uber driver identified as Edwin Ali in Abuja.

He was arraigned alongside a 27-year-old student, Everly Nnorom, on five-count of armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, and culpable homicide.

The prosecutor, Donatus Abah had told the court that the businessman, from Abia State and Nnorom, from Imo State on December 25, 2016, conspired to commit the offence of armed robbery and culpable homicide, punishable with death.

The two men, who armed with a Revolver Pistol and 33 live ammunition (bullets), were said to have robbed Ali of his Nissan Almera car and one mobile phone at Gosa pedestrian bridge, Airport Road, Abuja.

After both of them successfully robbed Ali, the prosecutor said Echianu intentionally shot the victim in the head, causing his death.

Echianu was sentenced to death for murder last year, while Nnorom was discharged and acquitted of the crime. #uber

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