Thursday, 26 April 2018

Middle-aged Man Sentenced to death by hanging in Edo

ADO-EKITI— A middle-aged man, Kingsley
Okorowande, was yesterday, sentenced to
death by hanging by an Ado Ekiti High Court in
Ekiti State for armed robbery.
Also, the Ogun State Police Command has
arrested a 70-year-old man Adefuye Teslim for
allegedly having an unlawful carnal knowledge
of a-13 -year -old girl (name withheld) at
Parapetearea of Ago-Iwoye on April 22nd,
2018.
In his judgement, Justice Lekan Ogunmoye said
the offense committed by the convict was
contrary to Section 1 (2)(a) of Robbery and
Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R11 Laws
of the Federation of Nigeria 2014.
Justice Ogunmoye said: ”From the evidence
before me, the prosecutor definitely had an
upper hand in the proclamation of his gospel
before me that he had succeeded in convincing
me.
“The prosecution had proved its case beyond
reasonable doubt against the defendant, In all,
the sole issue for determination is resolved
in favour of the prosecution. The defendant is
guilty as charged for armed robbery.
“The mandatory sentence in a case of the
defendant convicted of armed robbery is the
death penalty.
“The defendant is hereby sentenced to death by
hanging.”
Okorowande, according to the charge sheet,
committed the offense on or about the 6th day
of November 2013 at Ori Apata Natha area of
Basiri, Ado-Ekiti, in Ondo State.
He robbed one Mrs. Medinat Babatunde of her
laptops, handsets, jewelry, wristwatches and
the sum of N210,000 while armed with guns
and cutlasses.
Septuagenarian arrested in Ogun
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in
Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement,
said: “The suspect was arrested following a
complaint from Mariam Kareem the mother of
the victim, who reported that her 13-year- old
daughter was lured into an apartment by the
suspect where he forcefully had carnal
knowledge of her.
“She complained further that the suspect
threatened to kill the girl if she ever tells
anybody about her experience with him.
“But the girl, who was feeling pain on her
private part, later informed her mother,
consequence upon which the mother reported
the case to the Police at Ago-Iwoye Division.
“On the strength of her report, the DPO CSP
Ade Adedoyin led detectives to the scene and
the suspect was promptly arrested.
“The victim was taken to the General Hospital
for medical examination and the result
confirmed the girl had been sexually abused.”

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