Court Sentences 4 To Death For Motorcycle Theft In Osogbo

An Osun High Court on Tuesday in Osogbo sentenced four persons to death for conspiracy and armed robbery.
The
convicts, Joseph Moses, 24, Samuel Job, 19, Gideon Ode, 25, and Daniel
Abraham, 24, were brought to the court on a four-count of armed robbery
and conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Mrs Abdulrahman Temitope, had
told the court that the convicts committed the offense on Oct. 14, 2013,
at about 8:00 pm along Kajola expressway in Osogbo.

Temitope
said the convicts conspired among themselves to rob one Abubakar Rauf
of his motorcycle with registration number BDG 896 QB.

She said, “The suspects conspired to attack the complainant with a knife and dangerous weapons collecting his motorcycle.

“They
injured the complainant and also carted away his Bajaj motorcycle to
their house before they were apprehended,” the prosecutor said.

Temitope
said the crime committed had been a serial occurrence within the
vicinity which had led to the death and missing of some persons.

The
prosecutor said the offences contravened Section 6 and is punishable
under section 1 of the Robbery and Fire Arm (Special Provision) Cap R11,
Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Counsel to the accused, Mr Jimmy Jones, however, pleaded with the judge to temper justice with mercy in her judgment.

Delivering
judgment, Justice Olubunmi Ayoola, sentenced the convicts to death due
to the magnitude of their crime, adding that the prosecutor had proved
her case beyond any reasonable doubt.

(NAN)