2 Armed Robbers Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Osun
An Osun State High court on Monday sentenced one Sunday Isaiah and Akeem Lamidi to death by hanging over armed robbery.
The court presided over by Justice Moshood Adeigbe at Iwo, Osun State convicted the duo on two count charge of conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery.
The two convicts were said to have acted contrary to section 6(b) and section 1(1) & (2), (a) of the Robbery and firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R,11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
They were said to had been part of a gang of armed robbers that invaded the residence of one Mrs M. Aladete at Asabi Okin, Iwo, Iwo local government area of Osun State on 2nd of May 2012.
They were said to have forcefully gained entrance into her apartment by perforating the wall and thereby gaining entrance into her sitting room.
The victim was consequently thoroughly beaten, threatened with guns and her official vehicle driven away.
Nemesis however caught up with them when they were later arrested at Ibafo by Nigeria Police, when they were about to sell the vehicle.
The two convicts who were arraigned on 21st May 2014 pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
The prosecution counsel from the state Ministry of Justice, Barrister Bamidele Salawu substantially called three (3) witnesses and tender several exhibits which were admitted without any objection.
Counsel to the convicts C.N.N. Okwusidi, pleaded to the court to temper Justice with mercy with his clients.
In his Judgment Justice Moshood Adeigbe found them guilty on the two counts charge preferred against them and sentenced them to death by ganging to serve as deterrent to people of like mind.