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Osun Court sentences two persons to death by hanging

Two people have been sentenced to death by an Osun High Court on Wednesday over armed robbery and conspiracy.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the convicts were ordered to be hanged by the presiding judge, Justice Jide Falola due to the magnitude of the offence committed.

The convicts are facing a five-count charge bordering on armed robbery, conspiracy and theft preferred against them.

It was also learnt that the judgement was delivered at the Ilesa Correctional Center during the Prison visit of the Osun Chief Judge, Justice Adeleke Ojo.

Recall that Justice Falola had earlier found the convicts guilty of the five-count charges after thorough judicial proceeding and arguments from the counsel.

The State Prosecution Counsel, Mr Muyiwa Ogunleye had told the court that the convicts committed the offence on April 14, 2016, at Oke-Ola area, at about 8 p.m.

He said the convicts conspired among themselves with others, now at large to rob Muideen Owonifari, Clement Taiwo and Olubunmi of their property and money.

“The convicts who had a list of their targets normally tick the list once their target is taken off from investigation.

“They robbed, assaulted and also stole some valuables and a huge amount of money belonging to the complainants at gunpoint,” he said.

The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened sections 1 (1)(2)(a) robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R 11 laws of Nigeria, 2004.

The defence counsel, Mr L. S Bello, had earlier prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the accused.

“They robbed, assaulted and also stole some valuables and a huge amount of money belonging to the complainants at gunpoint,” he said.

The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened sections 1 (1)(2)(a) robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R 11 laws of Nigeria, 2004.

The defence counsel, Mr L. S Bello, had earlier prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the accused

 
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