3 men to die by hanging for armed robbery in Ogun State
An Abeokuta High Court on Thursday sentenced three men to death by hanging for armed robbery, conspiracy and rape while the fourth accused, Oguntolu Oludare got 10 years imprisonment for receiving stolen goods.
Justice Olatokunbo Majekodumi sentenced Abdulrasak Moshood, Sakiru Osunmuyiwa and Azeez Olonade to death for armed robbery, conspiracy and rape.
Delivering judgment, Justice Majekodumi said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt the accused committed the offences.
He said: “Having found that the accused persons are guilty as charged, the first, second and third accused shall be hung by the neck until they are dead. May the Lord have mercy on you.
“The fourth accused person, Oguntolu Oludare, is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for conspiracy and receiving stolen goods.”
Moshood , Osunmuyiwa and Olonade were arraigned for robbing one Mr. and Mrs. Kehinde Martins-Thomas.
The convicts also docked for raping the couple’s daughter.
The convicts, according to the prosecution, committed the offences on February 5, 2012 at about 1:00 a.m. at plot 8-10 Martins-Thomas Crescent, GRA Extension, Ojere, Abeokuta, at a gun point with other offensive weapons.
The prosecution said the convicts gained access into the house of Martins-Thomas through the window by cutting the burglary proof.
The prosecution said the convict tied Martins-Thomas and his wife up and hit the man with the boot of a gun before shoving him into a bathroom.