Two men, Sunday Adewa and Amos Adedayo, were Thursday sentenced to death by hanging by an Ado Ekiti High Court after they were found guilty of robbery and illegal possession of firearms.
The convicts were said to have robbed one Mrs Abosede Malomo at Ilogbo Ekiti in the Ido/Osi Local Government area of Ekiti State on June 4, 2015, with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, and inflicting bodily injuries on her.
The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, while delivering the judgment, said: “I found the accused persons guilty of armed robbery as laid down before me and they should face the supreme punishment for the offence.
“Therefore, the sentence of the court upon you is that you be hanged by the neck till you are dead. May the good Lord have mercy on your souls.”
The prosecuting counsel, Gbemiga Adaramola from the state Ministry of Justice, had informed the court that the offences were contrary to Section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provisions, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The victim was said to be reading in the night when the convicts broke into her apartment and robbed her at gunpoint.
One of the convicts was said to have mistakenly called the real name of his colleague, which served as a lead for the police to carry out their investigation.
The prosecuting counsel called two witnesses and also tendered a cut-to-size pistol, an iPad and the victim’s statement on oath as exhibits during the trial.
Counsel for the defendants, Adeyinka Opaleke, did not call any witness.
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