Man to Die by Hanging for Robbery in Ekiti


By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday sentenced a middle aged man, Aanu Adu, to death by hanging for armed robbery.

Handing down the verdict, Justice Segun Ogunyemi held that the prosecution has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt based on the evidence before the court.

The judge also sentenced Adu to two years each on two counts of malicious damage of property in the offence committed in Ilawe-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area on October 28, 2015.

Adu was charged with criminal armed robbery contrary to Section 402(2) of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Vol 1 Laws of Ekiti State 2012 and was also found guilty of malicious damage of property contrary to Section 451 of the same laws.

The convict was alleged to have robbed one Adeleye Funmilayo of N650,000 belonging to one Ogunniyi Titilayo and maliciously damaged a digital camera belonging to one Adeyemi Idowu.

Details later…