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2 men to die by hanging in Ekiti for armed robbery

The Ekiti State High Court has sentenced two men to death, Oke Olanrewaju (39)  and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem (27)  by hanging, for conspiracy and armed robbery.…

The Ekiti State High Court has sentenced two men to death, Oke Olanrewaju (39)  and Olanbiwonnu Kazeem (27)  by hanging, for conspiracy and armed robbery.

Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, in his ruling on Monday, said “the court found both men guilty of armed robbery; you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging.”

Ogunmoye further stated that “May God have mercy on your souls.”

In the 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.

During the trial, the Director of Public Prosecutor, DPP, Mr. Julius Ajibare, called three witnesses to back up the case.

Counsel to the defendants, Mr. Chris Omokhafe, on the other hand, called four witnesses, for the defendants.

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