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Okada Man Arrested For Armed Robbery Jailed For 21 Years In Lagos

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Oct 17, 2016 – Okada Rider & 2 Others Get 21 Years Imprisonment For Armed Robbery In Ejigbo Lagos

Ikeja High Court has sentenced an okada rider, Akeem Ayoade, and two others to 21 years imprisonment for robbing housewife of N5,000. The trio, who were previously charged for armed robbery, were all found guilty and sentenced for conspiracy to robbery, since there was no substantial evidence to prove the charge of armed robbery.

22-year old Ayoade and his accomplice,Wasiu Azeez, 27, and Adelani Jamiu, 33, were convicted on a two count charge of conspiracy to robbery contrary to section 297 of the criminal law No. 11, Laws of Lagos State, 2011. The trio committed the crime on January 25, 2012 at Pottri Bus stop Ejigbo, Lagos in the Ikeja judicial division.

According to the charge sheet, the convicts did rob Mrs Ayinke Akinremi of her handbag containing N5,540 and a Nokia handset. The court, however, revealed that the prosecution, A.A George, has proved beyond reasonable doubt, the case of conspiracy to robbery, which was carried out by using a motorcycle, especially with the facial recognition of the convicts by the victim.

However, in his allocutus, the defence lawyer, Worer Obuagbaka, appealed for leniency stating that the trio, who were first offenders, as young men, could still contribute effectively to the growth and development of the country.

“The trio are still young, energetic men and first offenders, and my plea to the court is to tamper justice with mercy,” he noted. Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye after given a keen consideration to the plea, acknowledged the truth inherent in the counsel’s plea said that the youthful age wasn’t an excuse for upholding crime.

She further added that the punishment was meant to send a clear disciplinary message to would be offenders of the same age bracket. Justice Ipaye, however, convicted the trio and sentenced them to 21 years imprisonment each.



  1. Bok

    October 17, 2016 at 7:14 AM

    Nigeria Justice system is very funny, okada man arrested jaile for 21 years in prison, but Boko Haram Terrorist arrested and release or exchange for Chibok Girls. Nigeria make una wake up

  2. fifelomo

    October 17, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    Cheap and local thieves, you have subjected yourselves to 21 years imprisonment with a mere turkey change. Thinking aloud, 21 years is a long thing. In as much, I am not supporting this kids, 21years is just too much…………..hmmm

  3. sola olaniyi

    October 17, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    good for his lazy ass..

  4. Thricy

    October 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Haaba that is too much. But serves them right.Why think of taking something that does not belong to you forcefully?

  5. spayor

    October 17, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Abeg make we hear word….God is really bad to be poor o…only the poor dey suffer for this country…I’m not in suport of their action but the purnishment attached is jst too much…ppu dat has bin stealing millions/billions from this country what hapend to dem??…boko haram generals who av murdered thousands of lives are bin freed…jst 5k…and u sentence dem 21yrs…if dem b ur children nko…you’re nt aware of how tinx dey for naija…yeye judge…God go judge u too…nonsense

  6. Tboy

    October 20, 2016 at 1:58 PM

    In as much as I hate crime but this judgement is too much for armed robbery whereas pen robbers got little or no sentence at all in Nigeria. God is watching. That Judge that deliver that judge shall be judge one day too.

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