A 21-year-old man, Isa Abdulkareem, has been sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Abdulkareem was arrested by the community members during a combined vigilante patrol exercise and handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.
According to the prosecutor, Abdulkareem committed the offence in contravention of the Section 402 subsection 2 of the Criminal Code Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State Nigeria.
The defendant had during the robbery armed with offensive weapons such as gun and cutlass on 19th and 23rd December, 2016 respectively when he robbed one Adeya Olalekan of the sum of N74,000, Infinix Note 2 phone among others. He also robbed one Olomola Taiwo of a sum of N110,000 and 2 Techno Y6 phones.
Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde, of an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, said the case of robbery against the defendant was proved beyond reasonable doubt.
The judge added: “I found the defendant guilty and convicted accordingly.
“He is sentenced to death by hanging and may the Lord have mercy on his soul”.
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