Man sentenced to death in Ekiti for armed robbery
A middle-aged man, Kingsley Okorowande, was yesterday, sentenced to death by hanging by an Ado Ekiti High Court in Ekiti State for armed robbery.
Also, the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 70-year-old man Adefuye Teslim for allegedly having an unlawful carnal knowledge of a-13 -year -old girl (name withheld) at Parapetearea of Ago-Iwoye on April 22nd, 2018.
In his judgement, Justice Lekan Ogunmoye said the offence committed by the convict was contrary to Section 1 (2)(a) of Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2014.
Justice Ogunmoye said: ”From the evidence before me, the prosecutor definitely had an upper hand in the proclamation of his gospel before me that he had succeeded in convincing me.
“The prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt against the defendant and that all, the whole issues for determination were resolved in favour of the prosecution.
The defendant is guilty as charged for armed robbery. “The mandatory sentence in a case of the defendant convicted of armed robbery is the death penalty. “The defendant is hereby sentenced to death by hanging.”
Okorowande, according to the charge sheet, committed the offence on or about the 6th day of November 2013 at Ori Apata Natha area of Basiri, Ado-Ekiti, in Ondo State
He robbed one Mrs. Medinat Babatunde of her laptops, handsets, jewelry, wristwatches and the sum of N210,000 while armed with guns and cutlasses.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said: “The septugeneral rape suspect was arrested following a complaint from Mariam Kareem the mother of the victim, who reported that her 13-year- old daughter was lured into an apartment by the suspect where he forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
“She complained further that the suspect threatened to kill the girl if she ever told anybody what happened.
“But the girl, who was feeling pains in her private part, later informed her mother, consequence upon which the mother reported the case to the Police at Ago-Iwoye Division.
“On the strength of her report, the DPO CSP Ade Adedoyin led detectives to the scene and the suspect was promptly arrested.
“The victim was taken to the General Hospital for medical examination and the result confirmed the girl had been sexually abused.”