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Man Sentenced to Death for Stealing N3,420


A 40-year-old man, Kayode Adedeji, has been sentenced to death via hanging by an Osun State High Court for robbing a woman of N3,420.

Adedeji was sentenced on Wednesday for the crime he committed on April 25, 2009.

The prosecuting counsel from the state Ministry of Justice, Elisabeth Alabi, had told the court that Mr. Adedeji robbed one Omowumi Adebayo at Bolorunduro area in Ilesa of the money armed with a knife at midnight.

The prosecution also claimed that the robber also had other dangerous weapons during his attack on Mrs. Adebayo’s residence.

Adedeji was said to have fled the scene of the robbery but was trailed and arrested by some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress in the area.

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

According to Mrs. Alabi, the convcict abused the bail privilege by committing another offence which led to his remand in Ilesa prison.

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

She ordered that Adedeji be put to death by hanging.


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