Five Men Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Armed Robbery

Five men have been sentenced to death by hanging for their involvement in armed robbery.
An Osun State High Court sitting in Iwo, on Monday, passed a guilty verdict on the five men, who include: Ifedayo Adebiyi, Semiu Taofeek, Afolabi Ogunwale, Oyeleke Mukaila and Ogunbayo Joshua.
They were arraigned before the court on September 23, 2016, on three counts.
They were charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms contrary to sections 6 (b), 1 (1) and (2) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R.11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014.
The prosecution counsel, Tijani Adekilekun, said the accused robbed one Fabiyi David of his valuables, including a Lexus SUV, at Emmanuel House, opposite the P.P. Hotel, Olupona.
The vehicle was later intercepted by the police at the Guru Mahraji area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
In his judgement, Justice Akin Oladimeji said the prosecutor proved his case beyond reasonable doubt and found the accused guilty of the allegations of armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.
Subsequently, Justice Oladimeji sentenced the men to death by hanging.

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