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Condemned Robber, Stanley Enekwe, Being Comforted By His Father Before His Execution In 1972

Stanley Enekwe moments before execution

Condemned armed robber, Stanley Enekwe, was executed in April 1972 for stealing an official vehicle of the Nigerian Army. Stanley was said to have been an ex-soldier of the Biafran Army who fought in the Nigerian civil war and returned with one of the official war vehicles of which he was accused of stealing and then sentenced to death by firing squad.

Stanley Enekwe’s father was present during his execution in Ajalli, near Awka in the then East-Central State. The above picture show Stanley’s father saying the following words to him- “Fear not, the Lord is waiting to receive you.

 

References:

  • EX-BIAFRA SOLDIER, Stanley Enekwe BEING COMFORTED BY HIS FATHER BEFORE BEING EXECUTED ON A CRIME NOT VERIFIED – Biafrans in Ireland

 

  • Uzoamaka Udokwu Nwankwo; member; Nostalgia Project (NNP)
Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (July 10, 2018). Condemned Robber, Stanley Enekwe, Being Comforted By His Father Before His Execution In 1972. OldNaija. Retrieved from https://oldnaija.com/2018/07/10/condemned-robber-stanley-enekwe-being-comforted-by-his-father-before-his-execution-in-1972/

3 Comments

  1. How unjust to send a man to his death for stealing a vehicle when, even back then, steeling of government properties, including official vehicles by top government offi ials who took them home without thinking it’s theft, were already blooming. Today, many so-called official vehicles are nesting within plain view at homes of retired top civil servants …

    Stanley’s blood was shed in vain.

    Your blog could not be accessed for many weeks.
    TOLA.

    1. It’s really good to have you here again, Mrs. Tola Adenle. Indeed, his blood was shed in vain. Like you said, the big fishes scaled away, untouched, with properties of the government; even properties other than vehicles. Siezed tanks were illegally sold and ammunition as well. But they couldn’t let Stanley who returned with a ‘stolen’ war vehicle live. What a shame! Thank you for visiting, dearest Mama Adenle. Yes, we went offline for a while due to the upgrading of our database and changing of some features. I hope you like the new design and colours. Have a wonderful day ma.

  2. I cannot believe this to be true. That somebody can be executed for stealing a military vehicle. What about those that steal millions of dollars, not even naira, from government treasury, that can buy hundreds of thousands if such vehicle, what is being done to them? If you tell me he murdered somebody and ran away with the vehicle, fine! But telling me he stole the vehicle and was executed, is unacceptable by any standard.

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