22-Year Old Man Sentenced To Death For Robbery In Ekiti

A 22 year-old man, Segun Afolayan has been sentenced to death by hanging by a state High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti for armed robbery.

Afolayan bagged the sentence for the offence which he committed on Nov. 10, 2014 at Ado central area of Ado Ekiti.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the convict had robbed one Ibrahim Samodun of a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number ADK 792 QC, cash of N60,500, a Bold 5 blackberry phone valued at N35,000 and a Nokia 2700 valued at N15,000.

Afolayan, who was armed with dangerous weapons such as axe and a gun, was also charged with stealing N50,000 from Layiwola Adeawo, another victim, on the same day.

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The convict was apprehended when the complainant, Samodun, discovered his motorcycle at Ijato area of Ado Ekiti and reported to the police.

The convict was arrested along side an accomplice, Eniola Sunday, who escaped during a jail break in Ado Ekiti.‎

The State Counsel, Mrs Ibironke Odetola, called two witnesses, including the Investigating Police Officer, Insp Folashade Abe, who tendered some exhibits.

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The exhibits included the confessional statements of the accused person, the statement of the complainant as well as the pictures of the accused taken with the stolen motorcycle.

Justice Abiodun Adesodun held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and consequently sentenced the convict to death by hanging.

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