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  • 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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