Ekiti: 22-year-old man to die by hanging for robbery

A High Court in Ado Ekiti, Thursday, sentenced a 22-year-old man, Kehinde Olajide to death by hanging for armed robbery.

Delivering judgment, the judge, Lekan Ogunmoye held that the prosecution had proven ingredients of armed robbery against Mr Olajide, without any reasonable doubt.

Also charged with Olajide are Kareem Azeez, 24, Bamisile Lateef, 28, and Adebayo Basiru, 25.

Mr Ogunmoye, however, discharged Messrs Azeez, Lateef and Basiru of all the charges.

“Olajide is hereby sentenced to death by hanging. May God almighty have mercy upon his soul.

The prosecution said the offence is contrary to Section 6(b), 3(1) and 1(b)(a) of robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap.R11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The prosecution said the convict and others at various times in Ado Ekiti, armed with dangerous weapons, robbed Dayo Folorunsho, Saka Yusuf, Adeoye Oluwatosin, Adeola Oluwatobi, Olayemi Aremu, Hambali Ojo and Ayodele Oluwafemi of their belongings.

The prosecution said the convict and others stole Mobile phones, Lexus E5 350, recharge cards, Bajaj motorcycle, wrist watches, ZDX Acura and cash of N205,500.

To prove its case, the prosecution counsel, H.A Adeyemi, called five witnesses while exhibit tendered include statements of the accused, locally made pistols, two live cartridges, black mask, among others.