Court Sentences Man To Death By Hanging Over Alleged Armed Robbery Attack


An Abeokuta High court sitting in isabo, has sentenced a man identified as Kola Akanji to death by hanging over an armed robbery attack.
The convict was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, contrary to section 6 (b) 2 and 1 (2) (a) of the robbery fire arms (special provision) laws of the federation of Nigeria 2014.
The Presiding judge , justice Abiodun Akinyemi, said  the punishment of the crime of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery and fire arms act section 1 (2) (a&b) and 6 (b) of the act is death, and the court has no  discretion on the matter.
He said, having found the accused guilty as charged on both counts, the court has no choice but to impose on the accused the capital sentence as prescribed by the law.
He therefore sentenced the accused to death by hanging.
Earlier, the prosecution brief was that the convict committed the offence on December 16, 2010 in company with two others.
He said, the convict with two others robbed one fashola Moses of his motorcycle after hitting him on the head with a bottle.
However, the complainant, Moses Fashola said, he carried the accused and two others with his commercial motorcycle at Ijaka Isale, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun state  on a trip to Ishaga Olowu.
Fashola said, on the way just after Onigbedu, the motorcycle ignition switched off, not knowing that it was the passenger who sat at the front that switched it off.
"The acussed   and two others rode away with my motorcycle after hitting me bottle on my head.
"After i stood up, I stoped another motorcycle coming, and boarded it to purse the accused and other two.
"Two of the robbers escaped, but only the accused was caught by the villagers, which i recognized him at once.
"When i got to the police station at onigbedu, the police paraded the accused who  i  recognised  immediately" Fashola said


Source: Platform Times

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