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Armed Robbery: Two men to die by hanging in Osun

By Olawale Oyegbade, The Nigerian Voice, S/W Bureau Chief
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Two men, Ayodeji Adeleke and Abiodun Oyedunmola were today sentenced to death by hanging by Osun State High Court, Ila-orangun for Armed Robbery and Conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Muyiwa Ogunleye said the offences committed by the convicts were contrary to section 1(1) and 2 (a) and 6(b) and punishable under section 1(1)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provision) Act.

The Nigerian Voice reports that the two men were arrested by police and arraigned in the Court on 24th May, 2019.

Ogunleye called five witnesses and tendered eleven exhibits, including confessional statement of convicts, one cartridge ammunition, one gun and two handset.

Counsel to the convicts, Sulaimon Bello pleaded with the Court for leniency. In his judgement, Justice Jide Falola found the men guilty and sentenced them to death by hanging.