By Opeyemi Aremu-Gbemiro
A high court in Ado Ekiti on Thursday sentenced 22-year-old Kehinde Olajide to death by hanging for armed robbery.
In rendering his judgment, Judge Lekan Ogunmoye considered that the prosecution had proven the ingredients of an armed robbery against Olajide, beyond reasonable doubt.
Kareem Azeez, 24, Bamisile Lateef, 28, and Adebayo Basiru, 25, are also accused of Olajide.
Judge Ogunmoye, however, relieved Azeez, Lateef and Basiru of all charges.
“Olajide is sentenced to death by hanging. May Almighty God have mercy on his soul.
The prosecution has stated that the offense is contrary to section 6 (b), 3 (1) and 1 (b) (a) of the Theft and Firearms Act (Special Provision), Cap. R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The prosecution said the convict and others in 2019 in Ado Ekiti armed with dangerous weapons stole their property from Dayo Folorunsho, Saka Yusuf, Adeoye Oluwatosin, Adeola Oluwatobi, Olayemi Aremu, Hambali Ojo and Ayodele Oluwafemi.
The prosecution said the convict and others stole cell phones, Lexus E5 350s, recharge cards, a Bajaj motorcycle, wristwatches, ZDX Acura and 205,500 N cash.
To prove his case, prosecution attorney HA Adeyemi called five witnesses while exhibits presented include statements by the accused, locally made pistols, two live ammunition cartridges, a black mask, among others. (NAA)