02 March 2023 :
Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on 13 February 2023 sentenced a 20-year-old man, Nojeem Badmos, to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Badmos was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery, preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.
According to the prosecution, the offence of conspiracy and armed robbery contravened the provisions of Sections 299 and 297 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
When the matter came up on 13 February for judgment, the state prosecuting counsel, Mrs Adebanke Ogunde, announced her appearance while Mr Ajibade Benson appeared for the defence.
While delivering judgment, Justice Abike-Fadipe held that the prosecution was able to prove the ingredients of the two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery beyond a reasonable doubt.
The judge described the convict’s account of the incident as inconsistent.
She held that the evidence of the prosecution witness, Adetokunbo Solomon (victim), was proven cogent and true.
Justice Abike-Fadipe said, “Concerning the offence of conspiracy to commit robbery, I sentence you to 21 years jail term.
“In respect to armed robbery having been found guilty, you will be hanged on the neck until you are dead and may the Lord have mercy on you.”