Court sentences Osun businessman, other to death over armed robbery, murder

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An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday, April 18, sentenced a 34-year-old businessman, Kola Adeyemi, and a battery charger, Wasiu Afolayan (36yrs) to death by hanging over armed robbery and murder.

The prosecution counsel, Bewaji Adeniji from the Ministry of Justice, upon arraignment, dragged the two before Justice Ayo Oyebiyi on four counts of conspiracy, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of arms.

He noted that the offences are contrary to and punishable under section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, Cap R.11, Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

However, the convicts pleaded not guilty to the offences pressed against them.

Subsequently, Adeniji told the Court that on December 7th, 2018, at a place near C.A.C No. 16, Oke-Onitea Area, Osogbo, Afolayan and Adeyemi laid siege in the area and robbed people living in that community.

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