Ondo Court Sentence 4 Robbers to Death By Hanging
An Ondo State High Court sitting in
Akure, the state capital has convicted four members of an armed robbery gang and sentenced them to death by firing
squad.The convicts were, Abdurahman Yinusa, Maliki Sanni, Ajayi Saliu and Mohammed Jimoh.
They were convicted by Justice D.I.
Kolawole of the Special Criminal High Court within Olokuta Medium Security Prison yesterday.
Prior to their arrest in December 2009, the convicts were said to have specialised in hijacking petroleum tanker at gun point.
LEADERSHIP reports that the convicts and one other at large had robbed many people several times along Isua/Ido and expressway in Ose local government area of Ondo State.
The prosecution counsel, Mr. John
Olowokere, had told the court that the convicts hijacked a DAF truck with registration number number XN 810 ABC ladened with 33,000 litres of petrol on the same road.
Olowokere said, they were later
apprehended by the men of the state police command.
According to him, three of the accused drove the truck away to dispense the content while the remaining two led the driver and the conductor to the bush where they were tied until the following
day when they had sold the petrol and disposed the truck.
While delivering his judgement , Justice D.I. Kolawole, said the prosecution counsel was able to substantiate the case against the accused persons .
He said the accused persons were guilty of some of the charges and then ordered that they should die by firing squad.