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4 Armed Robbers Sentenced To Death In Akure Ondo State

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August 3, 2016 – 4 Armed Robbers Sentenced To Death In Akure Ondo State 

A High Court in Akure on Tuesday sentenced four armed robbers, Abdurahman Yinusa, Maliki Sanni, Ajayi Saliu and Mohammed Jimoh, to death by firing squad.

The convicts specialised in hijacking petroleum tankers and selling the contents in different parts of the state. Before their arrest in December 2009, the quartet and one other at large, had robbed several people at different times on Isua-Idoani Expressway in Ose Local Government Area of the state.

According to the prosecution counsel, Mr. John Olowookere, the convicts hijacked a DAF truck with registration number XN 810 ABC laden with 33,000 litres of petrol on the same road but were later apprehended by the police.

Olowookere said three of the convicts drove the truck away to dispense the content while the remaining two led the driver and the conductor to the bush where they were tied until they disposed the petrol and sold the truck. The convicts stood trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery, murder and illegal possession of firearms contrary to Section 6(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act R11, Laws of Federation, 2004.

In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice David Kolawole, of the Special Criminal High Court within Olokuta Medium Security Prison, said the prosecution counsel was able to substantiate the case against the convicts.




  1. Endure

    August 3, 2016 at 4:18 AM

    Good judgement.

  2. Anonymous

    August 3, 2016 at 4:25 AM

    In a democratic system, there is no firing squad. Buhari or whatever his name is has come back with his barbarism. What is firing squad for stealing petrol when people steal billions that are resulting in millions of death all over the nation? Is this how Nigerians practice democracy? Time for this country to disintegrate. Enough is enough. Why is tinubu enjoying his loot and a petty thief is sentenced to death? Why is amaechi a minister and some charge and bail lawyer turned magistrate or whatever Has the nerves to sentence a petty thief to death by firing squad? Is he out of his mind? Son of a bitch. Let me see how that death sentence will be carried out. Animals. I’m so nauseated by everything called Nigeria. Useless ******.

    • Keeping it real

      August 3, 2016 at 5:15 AM

      @Anonymous, Well if they had committed any murder during their pretty thief as you called it then perfect judgment but if not I would say which way Nigeria

    • RAPO

      August 3, 2016 at 10:54 AM


    • Jilo

      August 3, 2016 at 6:26 PM

      @ Anonymous, those robbers were sentenced under the state law not Federal law as you have presumed. Buhari has nothing to do with this. The person you should direct that question to is the Governor or Attorney General of Ondo State. Under the state law if it is clearly stated that anybody caught robbing using deadly weapon, is an Armed Robbery and the punishment is death, you don’t have to question that. You are one of those people that encourages crime in this Country. For the fact that our politicians stole billions of Naira and get away with it does not give these robbers justification to hijack petrol tanker truck at gun point, kept the truck driver days until all the petrol is sold out. Common!! did I hear you saying they were common thieves? These guy will kill the driver if he did not cooperate with them. This is how kidnapping started. People were saying no they shouldn’t enact a law that makes that crime a capital offense. Now the kidnappers are now killing innocent victims if the ransoms is not made. Thanks to some few states like Edo, Oyo where Oshiomole made it clear that kidnapping is a capital offense and the punishment is death penalty. If we continue to allow these crime to triumph in our society, we all going to suffer the consequences.

  3. sola olaniyi

    August 3, 2016 at 6:18 AM

    i just hope this judgment will serve as a detriment to other robbers out there to change their way before its too late

  4. fifelomo

    August 3, 2016 at 6:35 AM

    ????Poor man steal maggi them go show his face for crime fighters………..

  5. Ademola

    August 3, 2016 at 6:35 AM

    Iam not in support of crimes and i believe in law abiding BUT it is rather pathetic that when a commoner commits a crime in Nigeria the judge spearheading the case quickly pronounces a befitting comeuppance while the elite “the big wigs” get away with heinous crimes as if Nigerian laws are made only for the less privileged.It is like norm now and we are accepting it with our reticence.It is mullocky,very annoying indeed.The example we are showcasing is that you are untouchable when you are rich,you are above the law of the land.Shame shame shame.

  6. D Hunter

    August 3, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    So what do you supposed they do to them, @ Anonymous? Award them a National Honour?

    From your handle name and the way you are sounding… Are you sure you are not the one at large?

    I take a stroll…

    • Keeping it real

      August 3, 2016 at 5:13 PM

      The international D HUNTER. .take a stroll my brother but don’t be “at lager” lol

  7. Big Aunty Koks

    August 3, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    You mean the driver and conductor will still be tied inside the bush until the fuel AND THE TRUCK are sold? How easy is it to find a Buyer for the TRUCK? This story sounds not right. Moreover, sold trucks, because of their sheer size, are not inconspicuous even if they are scrapped. This sounds like syndicate or ” arrangee” job.

  8. Maryf

    August 3, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Serves them right. Now they will meet their ancestors and tell them what brought them to the land of the dead. RIP to them

  9. Truce

    August 3, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Best judgement ever, hope dis can be done to our corrupt politicians as well, then d country will be a better place.

  10. manny

    August 3, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Much as these robbers are heartless and dangerous, they still do not deserve to be sentenced to death; a good number of a prison sentence will suffice.

  11. betty

    August 3, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    They got what they deserved. but y firing square for stealing of petrol? how many of our thief politicians ve gotten same judgements.

  12. huchennar

    August 3, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    I don’t care what others think… but i love the judgement.. (maybe it will reduce the numbers of these squanderer’s

  13. Helen

    August 3, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Anonymous or whatever you call yourself, you must be very *******for this statement, which means you are also a ****.

  14. venerable

    August 3, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Good for them, nemesis caught up with the idiot, may almighty God disclose the rest in act.

  15. Nyakno Cosmas

    August 4, 2016 at 3:54 AM

    A lesson for others, that’s how I see it.

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