ETAS KILLERS APPEAL SENTENCE

Bob Robert. Photo: File

Two notorious inmates - Etienne John Samuel and Bob Robert - who were both convicted of murder in separate cases at Etas area in 2018 are appealing their sentences. 

Robert was convicted of abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Florence Iaruel. The Supreme Court sentenced him to life in prison in April 2019. 

Robert was on parole when he committed the offence. 

Samuel was sentenced to 18 years in prison in June this year after he pleaded guilty to the murder of his cousin Aicha Maccoe, a Year 10 student at Monmarte School.

This wasn’t his first offence. He was first convicted of rape in June 2009. Three years later, Samuel was again convicted of sexual intercourse with consent and attempted sexual intercourse without consent.

He was sentenced to eight years in prison but was released on parole on December 23, 2016. Samuel was still on parole when he murdered his 16-year-old cousin. 

The duo's cases are amongst 26 appeal cases listed to be heard by the Court of Appeal from November 4-15.

Other prominent cases include that of a former senior staff of the Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination (DSPPAC), Victor Rory who was jailed for money laundering, and former Council of Ministers (COM) Secretary, Armstrong Masanga who was sentenced to 25 months and eight days in prison for killing a man by reckless driving.

Former Commissioner of Police, Albert Nalpini is also appealing his judgement against the President of Republic and others.

 

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