NIGERIA: 4 GANG MEMBERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ARMED ROBBERY IN OGUN
December 29, 2021:
An Abeokuta High Court on 24 December 2021 sentenced four gang members to death by hanging for armed robbery. (Source: Pulse, 24/12/2021)
Wasiu Akanbi, Olaleye Matthew, Adebayo Adetura, and Michael Adesanya had pleaded not guilty to the three counts of conspiracy, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.
Delivering judgment, Justice Patricia Oduniyi, held that the evidence tendered by the Prosecution has convinced the court beyond reasonable doubt that the defendants were guilty of the offence.
She therefore sentenced them to death by hanging.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr T. O Adeyemi, senior state counsel, told the court that the convicts committed the offence on 5 December 2015 at about 2:30am at the Catholic street Ibafo area of Ogun.
He said that the four men, armed with guns and dangerous weapons broke into the houses of Idris Muritala, Adepoju Tomilola, Sunday Olowomakin and Kayode Opeyemi and robbed them of their valuables.
He said the convicts stole 10 cell phones, two laptops and money.
Adeyemi, said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 1(2)( a) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, Cap Rll Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.