By Oladipupo Mojeed
The Osun State High Court has sentenced four persons to death for conspiracy and armed robbery.
The convicts, Joseph Moses, 24; Samuel Job, 19; Gideon Ode, 25;and Daniel Abraham, 24, were brought to the court on a four counts of armed robbery and conspiracy.
The prosecutor, Abdulrahman Temitope, had told the court that the convicts committed the offence on October 14, 2013, at about 8:00 pm along Kajola expressway in Osogbo.
How they committed the crime
According to Temitope, the convicts conspired among themselves to rob one Abubakar Rauf of his motorcycle with registration number BDG 896 QB.
“They injured the complainant and also carted away his Bajaj motorcycle to their house before they were apprehended,” the prosecutor said.
Temitope stressed that the crime committed had been a serial occurrence within the vicinity which had led to the death of some persons.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Section 6 and are punishable under section 1 of the Robbery and Fire Arm (Special Provision) Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Delivering judgment, Justice Olubunmi Ayoola, sentenced the convicts to death due to the magnitude of their crime, adding that the prosecutor had proved her case beyond any reasonable doubt.