The Osun State High Court in Ilesha, on Thursday sentenced a 29-years-old man, Sola Emorua, to death by hanging for armed robbery.
He was prosecuted on two counts of armed robbery and conspiracy.
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He was arraigned on 29th of January, 2018.
Prosecution Counsel from the Ministry of Justice, Motolani Sokefun, said his offences were contrary to Section 6(b) and 2 (a), (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act CAP R.11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Emorua pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him.
Sokefun told the Court that: “On the 7th day of May, 2015 at about 5:30pm at Ayorunto Area, Ilesha/Akure Expressway, Osu area, Emorua and others at large, armed with dangerous weapons like guns and cutlasses, robbed one Ismaila Azeez of his Tanker with Registration number: XV 298 APP loaded with thirty three (33) thousand litres of Kerosene.”
The prosecutor said the victim was able to identify Emorua as part of the gang that robbed him and testified in the court during the trial.
Prosecutor called three witnesses and tendered several exhibits including Emorua’s confessional statement, circumstantial evidence and evidence of eyewitness to the crime.
Emorua’s lawyer, Kehinde Aworele, told the court that his client had denied the confessional statement tendered by the prosecutor.
In his Judgement, Justice Isiaka Adeleke, found Emorua guilty on the two -count and sentenced him to death by hanging.