NIGERIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR STEALING N3,000
July 19, 2017:
An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo sentenced a man, Kayode Adedeji to death by hanging for robbing a woman of the sum of N3,420. (Sources: dailytimes.ng, 19/07/2017)
The prosecuting counsel from the state ministry of justice, Mrs Elisabeth Alabi, informed the court that Adedeji, while armed with a knife, invaded the residence of one Omowunmi Adebayo, at Bolorunduro area in Ilesa around 1:30am and stole her N3,420.
According to Alabi, the accused person who committed the armed robbery offence on April 25, 2009 was armed with other dangerous weapons during the midnight robbery.
The prosecutor explained further that the 40-year-old Adedeji fled the scene of the robbery but was trailed and arrested by some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress in the area.