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32-year-old Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery In Ekiti

32-year-old Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery In Ekiti

A 32-year-old man recognized as Akinleye Seyi has been sentenced to dying by hanging by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti for armed theft.

Akinleye Seyi, a.okay.a. Erin, was charged and arraigned earlier than Justice Adekunle Adeleye on a six-count cost bordering on armed theft.

According to the cost, the convict and two different members of his gang, now lifeless earlier than their arraignment because of accidents sustained throughout a gun duel with the police, on the sixteenth day of September, 2019 at Olorunda Central, Olorunda Zone 1, zone 3 and High Dee Estate, all in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division did rob the next folks, Babalola Iyabode, Babalola Samson, Solomon Obey, Ogungbemi Taiwo, Innocent Philip and Adegoke Tolulope, and carted away their properties price over one Million naira together with recharge playing cards, telephones, laptop computer computer systems, laptop computer luggage, I.D. Cards, unspecified amount of cash, money sum of N86, 850 and many others.

As on the time of the theft, they had been armed with gun, cutlasses and different harmful weapons, opposite to Section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol. 14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

In her proof earlier than the courtroom, one of many victims stated, “I was sleeping in my room around 2:30 a.m., suddenly, I saw flashes from torchlight, flashing me on the bed and heard another voice saying ‘open the door, we are thieves, we are around, open the door’, I was afraid and ran to my son’s room, we started hearing heavy bangs on the door, we decided to open the door for them, they were three in number, one of them held a gun and the other two held cutlasses, we were ordered to kneel down and remain quiet, they collected our phones, laptops, unspecified amount of money and carted away drinks inside our freezer, they instructed us not to say anything or else they will kill us because we were still going to other flats, we later reported the incident at Oke-Ila Police Station the next morning.”

To show his case, the prosecutor, Barrister Julius Ajibare referred to as 5 witnesses and tendered statements of the convict, two laptop computer computer systems, single barrel gun, one reside and expended cartridges, search warrant amongst others as displays.

The convict spoke by means of his counsel, Timilehin Omotoso, he referred to as no witness.

In his pronouncement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye stated, from the proof positioned earlier than this courtroom, the witnesses correctly linked the defendant with the opposite suspects now at massive, in addition to these reported lifeless to the fee of the offence of armed theft.

“On the entire, I’ve little question that the prosecution has established important components of the offence of armed theft with which the defendant is charged which is opposite to the provisions of Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol. 14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“The defendant is found guilty as charged in counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, he is hereby sentenced to death by hanging,” the choose dominated.

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