Two men get death sentence for murder

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 Two men identified as , Michael Adams and Abass Mutiu, have been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti.

The Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, convicted the duo after finding them guilty of armed robbery contrary to Section (1) 2 (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, Cap R11, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014.

He also found them guilty of murder contrary to Section 316 (1) and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Law of Ekiti State, 2015.

According to the charge, Adams and Mutiu committed the offence on January 22, 2014, on Fiyinfolu Avenue, off Ilawe Road, Ado-Ekiti, when they robbed one Arowosere Kabiru of N12,800.

The two convicts were said to have murdered one Ojo Adebola in the course of the robbery operation.

They were arraigned in court for the first time on March 1, 2016, and they pleaded not guilty.

A legal officer from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. D. Oyewole, called four witnesses to prove the case.

The accused were led in evidence by the state Director of Legal Aid Council, Mr. Olaitan Adeloye.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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