NIGERIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ROBBERY IN EKITI
October 19, 2017:
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti sentenced a man, Aanu Adu, to death by hanging for armed robbery. (Sources: nigerianpilot.com, 20/10/2017)
In his judgment, Justice Segun Ogunyemi, held that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt based on the evidence before the court.
Adu, was also sentenced to two years each on two counts of malicious damage of property in the offence committed in Ilawe-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area on October 28, 2015.
Adu was charged with criminal armed robbery contrary to Section 402(2) of the criminal Code Cap C16 Vol 1 Laws of Ekiti State 2012. He was also found guilty of malicious damage of property
contrary to Section 451 of the same laws.
The convict was alleged to have robbed one Adeleye Funmilayo of N650,000 belonging to one Ogunniyi Titilayo and maliciously damaged a digital camera belonging to one Adeyemi Idowu.
According to Titilayo, who testified before the court that Adu brought out a gun and threatened
to kill her when she went to his house to press for the release of the N650,000 cash the convict
and one unnamed chief forcefully collected from Funmilayo.