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Two Young Men Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Conspiracy And Armed Robbery In Ekiti

The two men were accused of robbing phones and money.

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two young men to death by hanging for conspiracy and armed robbery in the state.

Two Young Men Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Conspiracy And Armed Robbery In Ekiti 1

The suspects, Oke Olanrewaju, 39, and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, 27, were accused of robbing one Alhaji Ameen Rasheed of his phones and one Olaoti Abiodun of his phones and money at No. 2, Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti on July 20, 2016.

The court found the accused guilty of the charges of conspiracy to commit felony and armed robbery preferred against them by the police.

Delivering his judgement on Monday, Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, said: “The court found both men guilty of the case of armed robbery. You are hereby sentenced to death by hanging. May God have mercy on your souls.”

On count one on the charge sheet, both men were said to have committed the offence of conspiracy contrary to Section 516 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

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On count two, both men were charged with armed robbery, contrary to Section 402(2)(a) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The count three read that both men were guilty of armed robbery, contrary to Section 402(2)(a) of the Criminal Code Law, cap. C16, Law of Ekiti State, 2012.

It read: “Oke Olanrewaju Iyiola and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, on or about the July 20, 2016, at No. 2, Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila in Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired to commit felony to wit: armed robbery.

“Oke Olanrewaju Iyiola and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, on or about July 20, 2016, at No.2, Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of the honourable court, robbed one Alhaji Ameen Rasheed of his belongings namely: phones.

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“Oke Olarewaju Iyiola and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, on or about July 20, 2016, at No.6 Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of the honourable court, robbed one Olaoti Abiodun of his belonging namely phones and money.”

During the trial, the Director of Public Prosecutor (DPP), Mr. Julius Ajibare, called three witnesses to back up his case. But counsel to the defendants, Mr. Chris Omokhafe, called four witnesses, two each for the defendants, to defend their case.

KanyiDaily had also reported how Rivers State High Court sentenced a serial killer, Gracious David-West, to death by hanging for the multiple murder of several females in hotels in different parts of the state.

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