Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Two Men Sentenced To Death By Hanging For 12K Theft And Murder

An Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti, has sentenced two men, Michael Adams and Abass Mutiu, to death by hanging.

The Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, convicted the duo after he found them guilty of armed robbery, contrary to Section (1) 2 (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R 11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2014.

He also found them guilty of murder, contrary to Section 316 (1) punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ekiti State, 2015.

According to the charge, Adams and Mutiu committed the offences on January 22, 2014 at Fiyinfolu Avenue, off Ilawe Road, Ado-Ekiti, when they robbed one Arowosere Kabiru of N12,800 while armed with dangerous weapons such as guns and cutlasses.

The two convicts, in the course of the robbery operation, murdered one Ojo Adebola.

They were arraigned in court for the first time on March 1, 2016 when the charges were read to them, to which they pleaded not guilty.

A legal officer from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. D. Oyewole, called four witnesses to prove the case.

Tendered as exhibits were the statement of the accused, some Indian hemp, two motorcycles, cutlasses, cartridges, photographs of the deceased and photographs of the parade of the convicts by the police.

The accused were led in evidence by the State Director of Legal Aid Council, Mr. Olaitan Adeloye.

One of the eyewitnesses, who was among the victims of the attack, identified the accused persons at the parade conducted by the state police command.

(Punchng)



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