Two men to die by hanging in Ekiti over armed robbery

The Ekiti State High Court has sentenced two men to death by hanging, for conspiracy and armed robbery.

The death row convicts are Oke Olanrewaju(39) and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem (27).

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, in his ruling, found both men guilty of armed robbery and sentenced them to death by hanging.

According to the court charge sheet, on count 1, both men committed the offence of conspiracy contrary to Section 516 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

On count 2, both men were charged for armed robbery, contrary to Section 402(2)(a) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The count 3, read, both men were guilty of armed robbery, contrary to section 402(2)(a) of the Criminal Code Law, cap. C16, Law of Ekiti State, 2012.

Oke Olanrewaju Iyiola and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, on or about the 20th of July, 2016, at No. 2, Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired to commit felony to wit: Armed Robbery.

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Oke Olanrewaju Iyiola and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, on or about the 20th July 2016, at No.2, Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of the honourable court, robbed one Alhaji Ameen Rasheed of his belongings i.e phones.

Oke Olarewaju Iyiola and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, on or about the 20th July 2016, at No.6, Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of the honourable court, robbed one Olaoti Abiodun of his belonging i.e phones and money.

During the trial, the Director of Public Prosecutor, DPP, Mr. Julius Ajibare called three witnesses to back up the accusations while Counsel to the defendants, Mr. Chris Omokhafe, called up four witnesses.

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