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  • Updated: June 20, 2024

Robbery: Ekiti court sentence three to death by hanging

Robbery: Ekiti court sentence three to death by hanging

Three persons have been sentenced to death by hanging, by an Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado-Ekiti.

They were sentenced to death for robbing the owner of a car at gunpoint.

The defendants, Akingbade David, Michael Mayowa and Ibrahim Mukaila, were charged with armed robbery and conspiracy.

According to the charge sheet, they were arrested and charged to court for robbing one Gbenga Ajayi of his Toyota Corolla car at gunpoint on March 1, 2019, at NTA Road, Ado Ekiti.

An Assistant Chief Legal Officer, O.F Ajumobi, who prosecuted the case for Ekiti State, said, “The offences of Conspiracy and Armed Robbery are contrary to Section 6(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap.R11, Vol.14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.

Ajumobi called two witnesses and tendered 11 exhibits in support of the case.

The defendants, represented by Akin Abon, lyanu Olumuagun and Adeyinka Opaleke, gave evidence in their defence and called no witnesses.

In the court judgment on Wednesday, Justice John Adeyeye held that, “the prosecution proved all the ingredients of the offences against the defendants beyond reasonable doubt”.

Adeyeye consequently convicted all the defendants and sentenced them to death by hanging for both of the offences.

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