Two men have been sentenced to death by the Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti.
The two named; Oke Olanrewaju, Olanbiwonnu Kazeem, 39, 27 in age respectively were charged for conspiracy and armed robbery, which they were found guilty of.
According to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Julius Ajibare, the offences, are contrary to sections 516 and 402(2) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Ajibare explained to the court that the two convicts, “on or about July 20, 2016, at No. 2, Ameen Close 4, Federal Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti, conspired to commit felony, to wit: armed robbery,” and also on the same day “robbed one Alhaji Ameen Rasheed of his belongings, including phones”.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, in his judgment, said, “The court found both men guilty of the offence of armed robbery. You are hereby sentenced to death by hanging. May God have mercy on your souls.”