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Two to die by hanging for armed robbery in Ekiti


An Ado Ekiti High Court has sentenced two persons to death by hanging for robbery and illegal possession of firearms.

The condemned persons, Adewa Sunday and Adedayo Amos, were said to have robbed one Mrs. Abosede Oyeyemi Malomo at Ilogbo Ekiti in Ido-Osi Local Government Area of the state on June 4, 2015, during a robbery at night. They were said to have robbed the victim with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, thereby inflicting bodily injuries on her.

Delivering his judgment, the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, said: “I found the accused person guilty of armed robbery as laid down before me and they should face the supreme punishment for the offense. Therefore, the sentence of the court upon you is that you be hanged by the neck until you are dead. May the good Lord have mercy on your souls.”

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