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Court sentences 6 to death by hanging in Osun

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Monday sentenced six persons to death by hanging for murder and armed robbery.   The convicts are…

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Monday sentenced six persons to death by hanging for murder and armed robbery. 

 The convicts are Hammed Rafiu, Rasidi Waidi, Kayode Sunday, Owolabi Bashiru, Mutiu Azeez and Afolabi Mayowa. 

 Prosecution counsel from the Ministry of Justice, Dele Akintayo, said the offences committed by the convicts were contrary to and punishable under sections 1(1) and (2) (a) (b), of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, Cap R11, Laws of Federation of Nigeria.

 Akintayo said Sunday, Owolabi, Rafiu and Rasidi robbed and murdered one Victor Akinbile in Ikirun on November 26, 2018.

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 “The convicts were armed with offensive weapons and they jumped the fence into the house owned by Victor Akinbile’s uncle and forcibly entered the room he was sleeping.

“They demanded the sum of N10 million from Akinbile but he gave them N3 million through transfer and collected huge cash from the victim, having threatened to kill him.

“The convicts later kidnapped Akinbile and put him inside his Toyota Camry car boot and drove him to Dominion Camp area, old Iragbiji road along Ikirun/Osogbo road and set him and the car ablaze which caused the death of Akinbile.”

He added that Mayowa and Azeez on July 1, 2018 at Saaji village conspired to rob a commercial motorcyclist and killed him. 

Justice Jide Falola in separate judgements convicted and sentenced the six persons to death by hanging.