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NIGERIA: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ARMED ROBBERY

February 20, 2017: An Osun State High Court sitting in Iwo sentenced two armed robbers, Sunday Ishaih and Akeem Lamidi, to death by hanging. The duo were arraigned on aĀ  two-count charge of conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery contrary to section 6(b) and section 1(1) & (2), (a) of the Robbery and firearmsĀ (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R, 11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
A gang of four armed robbers on May 2, 2012 reportedly invaded the residence of one Mrs. Aladete at Asabi Okin, Iwo, Iwo local government area Osun State.
They forcefully gained entrance into the womanā€™s apartment after digging a hole on the wall in her sitting room.
The victim was thoroughly beaten and threatened with guns while her official vehicle was driven away.
The robbers were later arrested in Ibafo when they were about to sell the vehicle.
When the convicts were first arraigned in court on May 21, 2014 and the charge read out to them, they pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecuting counsel from the state Ministry of Justice, Barr. Bamidele Salawu, called three witnesses and tendered exhibits which were admitted by the court.
Counsel to the convicted persons, C.N.N. Okwusidi, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.
The presiding judge, Justice Moshood Adeigbe, found the robbers guilty on the two charges and sentenced them to death by hanging. (Sources: thenationonlineng.net, 20/02/2017)

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