An Osun State High Court sitting in Iwo, on Monday, passed a guilty verdict on five men for their involvement in armed robbery and sentenced them to death by hanging.
The convicts, Ifedayo Adebiyi, Semiu Taofeek, Afolabi Ogunwale, Oyeleke Mukaila and Ogunbayo Joshua, were arraigned before the court on September 23, 2016, on three counts.
The charges preferred against them were armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms contrary to sections 6 (b), 1 (1) and (2) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R.11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014.
The prosecution counsel, Tijani Adekilekun, said the accused robbed one Mr Fabiyi David of his valuables, including a Lexus SUV, at Emmanuel House, opposite the P.P. Hotel, Olupona.
The vehicle was later intercepted by the police at the Guru Mahraji area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
In his judgement, Justice Akin Oladimeji said the prosecutor proved his case beyond reasonable doubt and found the accused guilty of the allegations of armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.
Justice Oladimeji sentenced the men to death by hanging.
Source: The Punch