Court sentenced 22 year-old Segun Afolayan to death for robbery

A state High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced 22 year-old man, Segun Afolayan to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The convict had robbed one Ibrahim Samodun of a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number ADK 792 QC, cash of N60,500, a Bold 5 blackberry phone valued at N35,000 and a Nokia 2700 valued at N15,000.

He was armed with dangerous weapons such as axe and a gun, was also charged with stealing N50,000 from Layiwola Adeawo, another victim, on the same day.”NAN report.”

Segun Afolayan was apprehended when the complainant, Samodun, discovered his motorcycle at Ijato area of Ado Ekiti and reported to the police.

The convict was arrested along side an accomplice, Eniola Sunday, who escaped during a jail break in Ado Ekiti.‎

The State Counsel, Mrs Ibironke Odetola, called two witnesses, including the Investigating Police Officer, Insp Folashade Abe, who tendered some exhibits.

The exhibits included the confessional statements of the accused person, the statement of the complainant as well as the pictures of the accused taken with the stolen motorcycle.

The sitting Justice Abiodun Adesodun held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and consequently sentenced the convict to death by hanging.



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