A Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, has sentenced a 25-year-old man, Rasak Ogedengbe, to death by hanging for stealing money, wrist watches and phones belonging to one Mr. Chukwujekwu in Ejigbo area of the state.
The convicted armed robber was accused of attacking his victim’s family who just returned from church and carted away some of their valuables, which included money, wrist watches and phones.
Chukwujekwu immediately reported the matter to the Ejigbo police station, which led to Ogedengbe’s arrest. The police alleged that they searched the polythene bag with the convict and found some of the valuables stolen from the victim.
The presiding judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade, in his verdict, said that Ogedengbe was accused of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery under Section 403 and 402 of the criminal code, law of Lagos State 2003.
Ogedengbe, however, could not produce any witness while the complainant had called two witnesses to testify and all their evidences were taken by the court.
Akinlade said the prosecution had been able to prove the elements of armed robbery and conspiracy and therefore found Ogedengbe guilty of both offences. Although he pleaded not guilty, he was sentenced to death by hanging.