Court Sentence Armed Robbers Terrorising Ekiti To 14yrs Imprisonment

An Ekiti State High Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two armed robbers, Mohammed Abubakar, and Usman Ibrahim, to 14 years imprisonment for conspiracy and attempted robbery.

The defendants were arraigned before Justice Adeniyi Familoni on two count charges of conspiracy and attempted robbery on September, 2021.

The charge reads that, the defendants on 19/04/2021 at Ile Ona Village, Aramoko Ekiti, did conspire to rob motorists on the highway, on the same day and place within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did attempt to rob motorists of their belongings on the highway, at the time of the attempted robbery, you were armed with a cutlass.

In his statement to the police, one of the eye witnesses, Ibrahim Ramoni said, I was sleeping in my hut around 11:00a.m, I received a distress call from other neighbours that armed robbers are attacking motorists along Aramoko/Igede/ Ilawe Road, we mobilized ourselves to the scene, on sighting us, the defendants ran into the bush, we gave them hot chase and was arrested with a sharp cutlass and mask, they begged us to release them on the promise of given us N1.5M and two cows, we said no, one of them jumped out of the car but was rearrested, they were later handed them over to the Police at Aramoko Ekiti, he concluded.

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To proof his case, the Prosecutor, Oluwaseun Olasanmi called three witnesses and tendered a cutlass and mask as exhibits while the convicts spoke in their own defence through their counsel, Ekiti State Coordinator of Legal Aid Council, Adeyinka Opaleke, who pleaded to court to temper justice with mercy.

In his judgment, Justice Adeniyi Familoni said, I find that the prosecution had proved the alleged offences of conspiracy and attempted robbery against the defendants beyond reasonable doubt to warrant their conviction and sentence.

The sole issue formulated is thus resolved in favour of the prosecution against the defendants.

Consequently, they are both convicted on each of the two counts, count 1 (conspiracy) the defendants are each sentenced to 14 years imprisonment, count 2 (attempted robbery) the defendants are each sentenced to 14 years imprisonment without options of fine.

The sentences are to run concurrently from the date of their arrest and detention, the judge ruled.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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