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Man sentenced to death for stealing N3,420

Kayode Adedeji, a 40-year-old man has sentenced to death by hanging for robbing a woman of N3,420 by an Osun State High Court.

Kayode was sentenced on Wednesday fro the crime he committed on April 25, 2009.

The prosecuting counsel from the state ministry of justice, Elisabeth Alabi, had told the court that Mr. Adedeji robbed one Omowumi Adebayo at Bolorunduro area in Ilesa of the money armed with a knife at midnight.

The prosecution also claimed that the robber also had other dangerous weapons during his attack on Mrs. Adebayo’s residence.

Adedeji was said to have fled the scene of the robbery but was trailed and arrested by some members of the Oodua Peoples Congress in the area.

He pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of armed robbery when he was arraigned about eight years ago and was granted bail.

According to Mrs. Alabi, the convcict abused the bail privilege by committing another offence which led to his remand in Ilesa prison.

 The presiding judge, Kudirat Akano, found Adedeji guilty of the crime and convicted him.

She ordered that Adedeji be put to death by hanging.

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  1. Francis Adonri

    Politicians & public officials that steal billions of naira/$ are giving soft landing, to go & sin no more. What a trivasty of justice. Nigeria will continue to grapple in the dark. I can assure you all these.

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