March 25, 2017 –“You Shall Be Hung By The Neck Until You Are Dead” – Judge Tells Armed Robber Sentenced To Death In Abeokuta Ogun State
Armed Robber Sentenced To Death In Abeokuta For Stealing N6200 & 2 Mobile Phones
An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Friday sentenced one Biodun Olamide to death by hanging for armed robbery.
In her judgment, Justice Olatokunbo Majekodumi, said the convict was found guilty of conspiracy and armed robbery.
“Having found that the accused person is guilty as charged on both counts, you shall be hung by the neck until you are dead,’’ the judge said.
Justice Majekodunmi said the offences contravened Section 6(b) and was punishable under Section1 (2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, Cap Rll Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The judge in her ruling said the convict committed the offences on February 12, 2013, at No. 5 Oke-effon, Lafiaji Saaje area of Abeokuta.
She said Olamide and others at large conspired to rob one Toyin Adeboyejo with a locally-made gun.
The judge said, “On February 12, 2013, at about 7:35 p.m., the accused and four others robbed Toyin Adeboyejo with a gun in her shop, went away with her phone and N2,000.
“Immediately, in the same compound, another complainant, Ali Sodiq, was also robbed.
“The mother was in her bedroom, when her daughter- in -law ran into the room alerting her that armed robbers were attacking the complainant outside.
“The complainant’s mother ran outside, on getting there, the accused persons with his gangs pointed a gun at her.
“The son led them inside, the accused locked the door, and robbed the complainant’s mother of her Nokia phone and also robbed the son of N4,200.”