Source: Naija News
Two notorious robbers have been sentenced to death by hanging after pleading guilty to allegations against them.
Jamiu Idris and Ganiu Issah who were accused of robbing one Mr Obanbi of his Toyota Camry car in November last year have been sentenced to death by Justice John Adeyeye of the Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti.
Naija News learned that the robbers who were accused of two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery, pleaded guilty, after founding in their possession guns and some other items.
It was revealed by the state Ministry of Justice, Mrs Kemi Ajumobi that the conviction of Jamiu and Ganiu came after the last operation which they carried out at D5 Progress Street, off Poly Road, Ado Ekiti.
Justice Kemi further reveals that the convicts were labourers, who worked on Adams’ site.
She said that the police tracked their phones, which led to their arrest and prosecution. The court held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and consequently found them guilty as charged.
In the course of the trial, the prosecutor called four witnesses to prove her case and tendered exhibits, including two guns, five live cartridges, phones and the car as well as the convicts’ confessional statements. But the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges. The counsel for the defendants, Mr Chris Omokhafe, gave evidence in their defence.