Three to die by hanging in Ekiti


Justice Abiodun Adesodun of Ado Ekiti Excessive Court docket has sentenced three males to loss of life by hanging for armed theft and execute.

The convicts are Oluwole Edward 49, Kolawole Ojo, 39 and Kolawole Tope 20.

Mr Adesodun, in his judgment, pronounced “every of the defendants guilty as charged’’.

On Count one, the reflect sentenced every of the defendants to five years imprisonment with out an option of consuming and on counts two, four, five and 6, he sentenced them to loss of life by hanging.

The three convicts were charged with conspiracy, armed theft and execute.

In step with the Director of Public Prosecutions, Julius Ajibare, the convicts dedicated the offences between April 12, 2017 and Dec. 5, 2017.

He mentioned “while armed with gun they robbed their victims, Wasiu Ayinde of N1,850,000 on Erinmope-Ayedun Ekiti Avenue.”

He told the court docket that they additionally robbed Adamo Ayinde of N1,450,000 on Orin-Ido Ekiti Avenue; Liadhi Mukadam of N1,530,000 on Otun Ekiti-Ilofa Avenue and Alhaji Fatai Arowolo of N2,200,000 on Ayedun-Omuo Ekiti Avenue.

Testifying forward of the court docket, one among the victims mentioned his phone was tranquil by the convicts.

He mentioned he reported the incident to the police and the phone was later tracked and this subsequently ended in the arrest of the convicts.

The prosecutor told the court docket that the convicts ran sinful of Sections 516, 402 (2) and 319(1) of the Prison Code, CAP C16, Legal pointers of Ekiti Utter of Nigeria.

He referred to as five witnesses, tendered shows, which included statements of the victims and the convicts, as successfully as petition written to the Commissioner of Police, amongst various issues.

The convicts spoke thru their counsel and referred to as no survey.


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