A man, Biodun Olamide, who was found guilty of conspiracy and armed robbery, has been sentenced to death by hanging.
Olamide was sentenced to death at the Abeokuta High Court on Friday, March 24, for armed robbery and conspiracy by Justice, Olatokunbo Majekodumi.
NAIJ.com gathered that the accused and four others robbed a woman, Toyin Adeboyejo, at gun point and stole her phone.
Another victim, Ali Sodiq, was also robbed in the same compound.
In her judgment, Majekodumi, said the convict was found guilty of conspiracy and armed robbery.
She said: “Having found that the accused person is guilty as charged on both counts, you shall be hung by the neck until you are dead.”
Majekodumi told the court that the convict committed the offences on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at No 5 Oke-effon, Lafiaji Saaje area of Abeokuta.
She said that the convict and others at large conspired to rob the complainants in their house with a locally-made gun.
She said: “The mother was in her bedroom, when her daughter-in-law ran into the room alerting her that armed robbers were attacking the complainant outside. The complainant’s mother ran outside, on getting there, the accused persons with his gangs pointed the gun at her.”
“The son led them inside, the accused locked the door, and robbed the complainant’s mother of her Nokia phone and also robbed the son of N4,200. The complainant, Sodiq Ali, raised an alarm which attracted people in the neighbourhood.”
“Among the neighbours who came for their rescue was Mr Adesoga Adefowope, an officer with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), who joined in pursing the robbers.”
“The convict was caught while his accomplices escaped. He was searched, and a locally-made gun was found on him. The NSCDC officer arrested him and took him to their office for investigation.”
“After all investigations, the case was transferred to the state police headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, and that led to the prosecution of the convict.’’
The accused, however pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was arrested and charged for robbing Toyin Adeboyejo and Ali Sodiq of their phones and money at gun point.
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