Court sentences 40-year-old man to death for stealing N3,420

Court sentences 40-year-old man to death for stealing N3,420

- Luck ran out of a 40-year-old man, Kayode Adedeji as an High Court ‎sitting in Osogbo, Osun state sentenced him to death for stealing N3,420

- Adedeji however pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of armed robbery when he was arraigned about eight years ago

- The defence counsel, Tunde Adedokun, prayed the court to be merciful in the judgment

An High Court ‎sitting in Osogbo, Osun state has sentenced a 40-year-old man, Kayode Adedeji, to death by hanging for robbing a woman of N3,420 in the state.

Mr. Adedeji on Wednesday, July 19, was sentenced to death after he committed the crime on April 25, 2009.

The prosecuting counsel from the state ministry of justice, Elisabeth Alabi, declared to the court that Mr. Adedeji robbed one Omowumi Adebayo at Bolorunduro area in Ilesa of the money armed with a knife at midnight.

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It was learnt that Alabi also claimed that the robber also had other dangerous weapons during his attack on Mrs. Adebayo’s residence.

Mr. Adedeji was said to have fled the scene of the robbery immediately but he was later arrested by some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Premium Times reports.

He however pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of armed robbery when he was arraigned about eight years ago and was granted bail.

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Mrs Alabi ruled that the offence ran foul of the law and punishable under Section 11(2)(A) CAPR II, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.

The presiding judge, Kudirat Akano, found Mr. Adedeji guilty of the crime and convicted him.

The defence counsel, Tunde Adedokun, prayed the court to be merciful in her judgment but Judge Akano later ordered that offender should be put to death by hanging.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the federal High Court sitting in Lagos state ordered the interim forfeiture of some assets linked to a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison Madueke.

The interim order of forfeiture was in respect to an estate in Banana Island, Lagos, Channels TV reports.

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