NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES 2 TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR ROBBERY
August 9, 2019:
Two men have been sentenced to death by hanging by a High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti for robbery and illegal possession of firearms, the Leadership reported on 8 August 2019. (Sources: leadership.ng, 08/08/2019)
The duo of Adewa Sunday and Adedayo Amos, were said to have robbed one Mrs Abosede Oyeyemi Malomo at Ilogbo Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government area of the state on 4 June 2015 during a night robbery.
They were said to have robbed the victim with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, which they used to inflict bodily injuries on her.
The offence, according to the charge sheet was contravened section 1(2) (a) of the robbery and firearm special provisions laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Two count charge bordering on robbery and illegal possession of firearms were slammed on the two condemned persons during the hearing of the case which started on March, 2017.