NIGERIA: THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING IN OSUN
January 31, 2020:
Three men, Nuhu Jimoh, Ndubisi David and Aderibigbe Oluwaseun, arrested for armed robbery, were sentenced to death by hanging on 30 January 2020 by an Osun State High Court. (Sources: punchng.com, 30/01/2020)
In his judgement, Justice Jide Falola of the High Court sitting in Ikirun, Osun State, found the men guilty of launching a coordinated attack on First Bank, Union Bank and Skye Bank, situated along the same street in Ikirun, Osun State and passed a death sentence on them.
32 lives including two policemen and two bank staff were lost during the exchange of gunshots between the robbers and the police operatives at the scene of the robbery.
The three men were arraigned on 10 counts of conspiracy, armed robbery, murder, illegal possession of firearms and others contrary to Section 6(b), 1(1) & (2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004, Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law Cap. 34 Laws of Osun State, 2002, and Section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004.
Seven members of the armed gang were said to have been killed by the police at the scene of the crime, while some others escaped with gunshots injuries.
Also, seven assorted ammunitions included AK-47 gun and a cash sum of N7,486,300 taken from the banks were recovered by the police.