NIGERIA: TWO ROBBERS TO DIE FOR KILLING KWARA COUPLE
July 2, 2020:
A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on 1st July 2020 sentenced two armed robbers to death by hanging for killing a couple, Mr Michael and Mrs Juana Aigbe, at the Fate area of Ilorin in 2016. Â (Sources: Punch, 02/07/2020)
Justice Aminat Ishiaq sentenced Adeyemi Aderinkomi and Timothy Ajayi to death after finding them guilty of conspiracy, culpable homicide and armed robbery.
The judge stated that the duo killed the Aigbes in December 2016 by tying their hands with ropes and dumping them in a well in their compound and locking up the well to prevent the victims from being rescued.
Justice Ishiaq stated that the evidence before the court showed that the convicts made away with the couple’s car, money, clothes and other valuables.
The convicts had earlier admitted to robbing and killing the 65 and 60-year-old couple.
Ajayi, who said he was a teacher, stated that he took to robbery because of financial problems, adding, “I regret it. I have only tried to dupe one person, but I was not successful. I am a teacher.”
Adeyemi, on his part, said the couple did not offend them, adding that they robbed the family after they were informed that the couple had important documents in their possession.