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2 Nigerians Sentenced To Death In Osun State For Stealing Police Chickens

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2 Nigerians Sentenced To Death In Osun State For Stealing Police Chickens

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Dec 19, 2014 – 2 Nigerians Sentenced To Death In Osun State For Stealing Police Officer’s Chickens

For stealing chickens belonging to a policeman, two young men have been sentenced to death by an Osun State High Court.

The convicts, Olowookere Segun and Morakinyo Sunday were alleged to have attacked the home of Mr. Balogun Tope, a police officer attached to Divisional Police Headquarters, Okuku, Osun State, western Nigeria, in April 2010.

During the attack, the convicts came with cutlass and a dane gun.

In his judgment after hearing from the prosecution and the defence counsel, Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court, Okuku sentenced the two robbers to death after finding them guilty of forcefully breaking into Tope’s house, and carting away some of his belongings.

The prosecution, led by the state Solicitor-General, Mrs. Abiola Adewemimo charged them with conspiracy, robbery and stealing contrary to Section 6(b) and 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearm (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R 11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section (390)(1) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 34, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

The prosecutor invited six witnesses and tendered several exhibits during the prosecution. She told the court that on November 13, 2010, some men were sighted around Tope’s home armed with cutlass and a dane gun, adding that two of them were arrested while the others escaped.

During interrogation, the convicts who confessed that they had been in the complainant’s house earlier to steal allegedly told the investigating police officer that they stole the complainant’s fowls.

“They also stated that they had earlier robbed Alhaja Umani Oyewo in her house and stole broilers, eggs and kegs of vegetable oil from the house,” the state Solicitor-General told the court.

Justice Falola sentenced the accused to death for conspiracy; life sentence for robbery, and three years imprisonment for stealing. The judge also recommended that the governor can decide to commute the death sentence to 10 years imprisonment, considering the ages of the convicts.

[Reported By PM Lagos]



  1. bezo

    December 19, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    stupid judgement will they get this type of sentence if they steal my Christmas goat. How much is chicken

  2. Grace Peter

    December 19, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Bezo yes they must be punish. They are dangerous to the society. Breaking in someones house with cutlass and other weapons show they can kill one.

    Yes let the governor give them 10 years in prison and let them read and finsih bible and let man of God visit them and come out as different people. Such people are wicket because of hunger.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    December 19, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    I’v realised dat in Nigeria, d weight of crime depends on who has bn injured. Kill a waife & u’r fined. Slap a don & u sniff d iron bars of a Godforsaken prison cell til death knocks.

    I bet dis judgmnt wz passd by a heart-at-d-back kangaroo court powerd by d police. No condoning evil, bt dis crime shd b flayed 2d same degree as dat slanted verdict, or we might no mor tel wen or not we’r safe in dis animal farm calld Nigeria.

  4. ugo

    December 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    such rubbish cannot ever happen in united state, somebody steal because food hunger oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo some authorities are nonence

  5. wafiboi

    December 20, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    that is why i love the sophist nd the pragmatism” there is notin lik objective truth” the truth is jus a mere expresion of most powerful and influencial in the society ( thrasymacus) how many of our legal thieves politician dat are constantly lootin and embezzling our fund had been sentenced to just one day in police cell? talkless of sentencin an individual to death jus because of fowl rubbish # advance jungle justice# naija done taya me make i do process my visa go cotonou jare

  6. ayo

    December 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    it will never go well with our government cos der er many people wit dem taking millons of naira wat is der judgment cos of hen abi

  7. Uzoma

    December 20, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    This is total rubbish. These two individuals are sentenced to death for stealing fowl whereas the politicians who are busy looting the national treasury are let go untouched. This is Nigeria where justice walks on its head.

  8. olidije olatunji

    January 30, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    eh eh diz sht is 2 bd, mi nigira iz goin dwn the shthle

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