A 24-year-old man, Sola Jegede has on Tuesday been sentenced to death by hanging for dispossessing some men of their phones and money.
An Ekiti State found him guilty of using weapons, including a gun, knife, digger and club to rob Ibukun Ilesanmi, Seun Ilesanmi and Tope Ilesanmi of their phones and undisclosed sums of money.
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Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde of the Ekiti High Court said, “The defendant is found guilty as charged on counts one, two and three for the offence of armed robbery.
“He is accordingly convicted and sentenced to death by hanging for the offence of armed robbery and may the Lord have mercy on his soul.”
Jegede was also prosecuted on the count offence betheribg on rape and xexula harressment.
He was however discharged and acquitted on counts four and five, saying, “No reasonable court can convict him of the offence of rape given the totality of the evidence of the prosecution concerning the offence of rape.
“He is found not guilty and discharged and acquitted on the offence of rape.”