Court Condemns Man, 22, to Death for Armed Robbery

A 22-year-old man, Aponge Ajayi, has been condemned to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Justice Lekan Ogunmoye of Ado-Ekiti High Court on Wednesday held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and consequently found Ajayi guilty as charged.
The 22-year-old robbed with guns on October 30, 2017, at Ikere, Ekiti.
He was arraigned on February 27, 2018, on a count charge of armed robbery but he pleaded not guilty.
According to the Prosecutor, Folashade Abe, a police inspector, Ajayi and two others had a gun duel with the police during which two of the robbers were killed and the convict arrested alongside his motorcycle.
Mrs Abe said the gun duel happened some months after the convict and the others robbed one Henry Afolayan and his family members of phones, N100,000 and other valuables as they were returning from church service.
She said the armed robbers also came on a motorcycle.
She said one of the phones was recovered from the convict when he was arrested, adding that two guns were recovered from him.
To prove its case, the prosecution represented by Kola Kolade, called four witnesses and tendered exhibits including the two guns, five live cartridges, phones and one Bajaj motorcycle as well as a statement from the convict.
The convict was represented by Kayode Oyeyemi, who did not call any witness for his defence.

Author: News Editor

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