Lagos Brothers, Accomplice, Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Robbery

A Special Offences Court in Ikeja has sentenced a domestic worker, Genesis Ezebong, his brother, Micheal, and one Ikade Moses, to life imprisonment for armed robbery in the Palm Groove area of Lagos State.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo gave the verdict, after she found the trio guilty of the offence of conspiracy and armed robbery charged against them by the Lagos State Government.

In Justice Oluwatoyin’s judgement, she held that the prosecution proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, the circumstantial evidence against the defendants.

The convicts were arraigned on December 18, 2020, while the trial began on January 11, 2022.

Omowumi Bajulaye, the prosecution counsel, during the arraignment of the convicts, told the court that they committed the offence of conspiracy and armed robbery on January 13, 2019, at No 222 Ikorodu Road, Palm Groove, Lagos.

Omowumi said that the trio, armed with a cutlass, shovel, and other dangerous weapons, robbed Daniel of one Compact Laptop, one Apple laptop, gold and costumes, pieces of jewellery, Blackberry phones, one digital camera, soccer shoes, and two other phones belonging to one Titilope Akeredolu.

The prosecution, during the trial, called three witnesses and tendered documents such as the defendants’ statements which were admitted as exhibits.

The witnesses who had testified before the court included Inspector Okunade Olumuyiwa, Titilope Akeredolu, an Investigative Police officer, and Inspector Olawale Oni.

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The witnesses had narrated to the court how Akeredolu’s domestic worker conspired with others, who were armed with dangerous weapons, broke into his boss’s house with his gang after he had left for church, and locked the security man as well as other occupants in the toilet.

Akeredolu said after she went to church on Sunday morning, she received a call from the security man gateman who told her that the first convict, Genesis Ezebong, her domestic staff went to her house with cutlass and broke into her apartment to rob.

She told the court that the gateman narrated the robbery incident to her, how they were locked in the toilet, and how the convicts broke into her room around 10.30 am.