Justice Kudrat Akano of Osun High Court on Thursday in Osogbo sentenced a 38-year-old man, Ndubusi Okonkwo, to death by hanging for armed robbery.
The convict was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery.
The prosecutor and state counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abiodun Alarape, had told the court that the convict, on Aug. 5, 2014 at about 10:30pm at Isida Street, Ilesa, was found in possession of dangerous weapons and a Mercedes Benz.
Alarape said the unknown vehicle had a registration number AAA75C and other particulars which the convict was unable to give account of.
He said the accused conspired with others now at large to steal the benz before he was apprehended.
The prosecutor said the offence was contrary to sections 6(1)(a) and 5(1) of the robbery and fire arm(Special Provision) Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The counsel to the convict, Mr Akponta Oku, however, pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy in her judgement.
Delivering judgement, Akano said the prosecutor had proved his case beyond any reasonable doubt.
Akano said the convict was guilty of the two-count of conspiracy and armed robbery preferred against him and consequently sentenced him to death by hanging.