Man Sentenced To Death For Armed Robbery In Ekiti

A 21-year old man, Isa Abdulkareem, has been sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery by a High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Monday.

The convict was arrested by community members during a combined vigilante patrol exercise before he was handed over to the police for investigation and prosecution.

Exhibits recovered from AbdulKareem 4 Dane guns and toy guns, locally made pistols, 4 Nokia phones, 4 Techno phones, masks, cutlasses, charms, axe, victims wife headgear used to wrap the money,cartridges, expended cartridges, knives, pellets, cash sum of N10,000 among others.

Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde, while delivering the judgement, held that the prosecution was able to prove that the alleged armed robbery happened.

She said “I found the defendant guilty and convicted accordingly. He is sentenced to death by hanging and may the Lord have mercy on his soul”.

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