Court Sentences Two Men To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday ordered the hanging of one Omoilodan Seun and Gbenga Kayode, who were convicted of armed robbery, The Punch reports.

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, who pronounced the judgment, said the state proved its case against the convicts “beyond reasonable doubts.”

She convicted them on three counts of conspiracy, attempted armed robbery and armed robbery.

The Lagos State Directorate of Prosecutions had in the charge filed against the convicts accused them of robbing one Alhaji Jinadu of phones and money on November 2, 2011 on Ayangburen Road, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

The convicts were also said to have waylaid and robbed one Rilwan Gbadamosi and his wife on November 9, 2011 along the same Ayangburen Road in Ikorodu.

The state prosecutor, Mr. Akin George, had told the court that the convicts violated Section 295(2)(b) of the Criminal law of Lagos State.

The convicts had upon their arraignment on three counts pleaded not guilty but the court found them guilty following evidence by the state.

Upon their conviction on Wednesday, their lawyer, Damola Victor, pleaded for the court’s leniency in sentencing them, saying they were first-time offenders, with no previous records of conviction.

In her judgment, Justice Ipaye sentenced Seun and Kayode to life imprisonment on the count of attempted armed robbery but she sentenced them to death by hanging on the charges of conspiracy and armed robbery.

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