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Armed Robbery: Court Sentences Traders To Death

An Ondo State High Court has sentenced three traders, Ikechukwu Chukwu, Obieze Sylvanus and Chidiebere Obi, to death by hanging.

The three traders were alleged to have in 2017 raided 11 houses one night as well as terrorise residents around Isolo axis and Adegbola area of Akure, the state capital.

They reportedly met their waterloo where they were sharing their loot at an uncompleted building when men of the Nigeria police force swooped on them and arrested them.

They were arraigned on a seven-count charge bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery.

The Prosecution led by State Chief Legal Officer, Bunmi Koyenikan called eight witnesses including some victims of the gang.

In his judgment, Justice William Lamide found the three defendants guilty on the seven count charges based on their confessional statements and testimonies of their victims.

He, thereafter, sentenced them to seven years imprisonment for conspiracy and death by hanging for armed robbery.

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