Armed Robbery: Three persons to die by Hanging in Ekiti

An High Court sitting in Ekiti State has sentenced three persons to death by hanging for conspiracy and armed robbery.

The defendants, Omotayo Deji (23), Chidiebere Ifeanyin (25) and Bolaji Usman (28) were arraigned before Justice Bamidele Omotoso on 21st January, 2020 on four count charge bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery.

The charge reads: “That the defendants on 6th of May, 2019 at Aba Erinfun, Federal Polytechnic Road, Ado-Ekiti in Ado-Ekiti.


Ekiti Judicial Division did conspire to commit felony, to wit; Armed Robbery and robbed Ademiloye Stephen, Olokuntoye Temitope and Ajayi Kolade of their belongings, such as, phones, Laptop computer, sandals, phone chargers and power banks valued at N186, 000, as at the time of the robbery, they were armed with cutlass and wooden plank.


According to the charges, the offences are contrary to Sections 6 (b), 1 (2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap. RII, Vol. 14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“According to one of the victims in his statement to the police, they were sleeping in the room around 2:30 a.m when they suddenly heard a loud sound on the door, immediately, we woke up, I saw the defendants armed with cutlass and wooden plank, immediately, they broke the electric bulb with the plank in their hand, they commanded us lay face down and bring out all our money, chorusly, we told them, we are students and we don’t have money, they started beating us at our backs with the stick and cutlass.

“Thereafter, they started collecting our phones, Laptop, chargers, sandals, power banks and others I could not remember and ran away. We were later shouting for help but nobody came out,” he concluded.

To proof his case, the prosecutor, Kunle-Shina Adeyemo called one witness and tendered statements of the victims and defendants, phones among others as exhibits.

The defendants spoke in their own defence through their counsels, they called no witness.

Justice Bamidele Omotoso in his judgement said, ”I am of the strong opinion that the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt the offence of Armed Robbery against the defendants.

They are hereby found guilty as charged and convicted for the offence of Armed Robbery.

“The sentence of the court upon you Omotayo Deji, Chidiebere Ifeanyin, and Bolaji Usman is that you be hanged by the neck until you are dead and may the Lord have mercy on your souls.”

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