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Court sentences man, 32, to death by hanging for armed robbery in Ekiti



An Ekiti State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced one Akinleye Seyi, 32 to dying by hanging for armed theft.


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


In accordance with the cost, the convict and two different members of his gang, now lifeless earlier than their arraignment on account 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 Excessive Dee Property, all in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division did rob the next folks, Babalola Iyabode, Babalola Samson, Solomon Obey, Ogungbemi Taiwo, Harmless Philip and Adegoke Tolulope, and carted away their properties value over one Million naira together with recharge playing cards, telephones, laptop computer computer systems, laptop computer luggage, I.D. Playing cards, unspecified amount of cash, money sum of N86, 850 and so forth.


As on the time of the theft, they have been armed with gun, cutlasses and different harmful weapons, opposite to Part 1(2) (a) of the Theft and Firearms (Particular Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol. 14, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.


In her proof earlier than the courtroom, one of many victims mentioned, “I used to be sleeping in my room round 2:30 a.m., immediately, I noticed flashes from torchlight, flashing me on the mattress and heard one other voice saying ‘open the door, we’re thieves, we’re round, open the door’, I used to be afraid and ran to my son’s room, we began listening to heavy bangs on the door, we determined to open the door for them, they have been three in quantity, one in all them held a gun and the opposite two held cutlasses, we have been ordered to kneel down and stay quiet, they collected our telephones, laptops, unspecified amount of cash and carted away drinks inside our freezer, they instructed us to not say something or else they’ll kill us as a result of we have been nonetheless going to different flats, we later reported the incident at Oke-Ila Police Station the following 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 stay and expended cartridges, search warrant amongst others as displays.


The convict spoke via his counsel, Timilehin Omotoso, he referred to as no witness.


In his pronouncement, Justice Adekunle Adeleye mentioned, from the proof positioned earlier than this courtroom, the witnesses correctly linked the defendant with the opposite suspects now at giant, 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 parts of the offence of armed theft with which the defendant is charged which is opposite to the provisions of Part 1(2)(a) of the Theft and Firearms (Particular Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol. 14, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.


“The defendant is discovered responsible as charged in counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, he’s hereby sentenced to dying by hanging,” the choose dominated.

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