Court sentences man to death by hanging for armed robbery

 A High in Abeokuta, sentenced a 44-year-old man ,Tosin  Shodunke to death hanging for  .Shodunke, had pleaded not guilty to the two counts of conspiracy and .Delivering judgment, Justice Ayokunle Rotimi-Balogun, held that the was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty as charged.

Rotimi-Balogun, held that all evidence presented the prosecution was tenable and therefore sentenced the convict to death hanging.


Earlier during trial, the Senior state Prosecution Counsel, Mrs Akinola Oluwabunmi, told the that the convict committed the offence on Sept. 2, 2016, at about 9 pm at No 9, Ogunsanya street, Kugba Adatan area in Abeokuta.Oluwabunmi, said that the convict conspired with two others, now at large, while armed with a locally made gun,  entered into the Shop of Mr Clement Osinanchi, a trader and robbed him of N113, 000 cash.

The prosecutor said that the offencs contravened the provisions of sections 6(b) and 1(2)( a) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, Cap Rll, Laws of the of Nigeria, 2004. (NAN)