Court sentences man to death by hanging, for armed robbery

Abeokuta, March 24, 2017 (TNE): An Abeokuta High Court on Friday sentenced  one Biodun Olamide  to death by hanging for armed robbery.
In her judgment, Justice Olatokunbo Majekodumi, convicted Olamide for  conspiracy and armed robbery.
“Having found that the accused person is guilty as charged on both counts, you shall be hung by the neck until you are dead,” she said.
The judge said that the offences committed contravened Section 6(b) and  punishable under Section1 (2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap Rll Law of the Federation of Nigeria,  2004.
The convict committed the offences  on Feb.12, 2013, at No 5 Oke-Effon,  Lafiaji Saaje area of Abeokuta.
He was arrested and charged for robbing Toyin Adeboyejo and Ali Sodiq of their phones and money at gun point.
“After all investigations, the case was transferred to the state police headquarters at Eleweran in Abeokuta, and that led to the prosecution of the convict ,”she said in her judgment.
The convict, who had been standing trial since February 2013, had pleaded not guilty to the charges. (TNE)
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