A Justice at the Osun High Court on Thursday in Osogbo sentenced a 38-year-old man to death by hanging for armed robbery.
A 38-year-old man, Ndubusi Okonkwo, who was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery, has been sentenced to death by hanging by Justice Kudrat Akano of Osun High Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday.
According to reports, the prosecutor and state counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Abiodun Alarape, had told the court that the convict, on Aug. 5, 2014 at about 10:30pm at Isida Street, Ilesa, was found in possession of dangerous weapons and a Mercedes Benz.
Alarape who disclosed that the unknown vehicle had a registration number AAA75C and other particulars which the convict was unable to give account of, added that the accused conspired with others now at large to steal the benz before he was apprehended.
Speaking further, the prosecutor said the offence was contrary to sections 6(1)(a) and 5(1) of the robbery and fire arm(Special Provision) Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The counsel to the convict, Akponta Oku, however, pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy in her judgement.
Delivering judgement, Akano said the prosecutor had proved his case beyond any reasonable doubt, adding that the convict was guilty of the two-count of conspiracy and armed robbery preferred against him and consequently sentenced him to death by hanging.