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2 armed robbers sentenced to death by hanging

Two robbery suspects, Sunday Ishaih and Akeem Lamidi were sentenced five years after committing the offences.

He gave the sentence on Monday, February 20, 2017 after reviewing incriminating evidences against the pair.

According to Bamidele Salawu, the prosecuting counsel on the case, the accused committed the offence on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the Daily Post News reports.

Armed with guns, the duo forcefully entered the residence of their victim, Mrs Aladete who resides at Asabi Okin in Iwo and reportedly beat her up.

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Ishaiah and his accomplice carted away valuable items including Aladete's official vehicle before being apprehended by policemen in Ibafo, Ogun State.

The offences contravened Section 6 (b) and section 1 (1) and (2), (a) of the Robbery and Fire Arms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R, 11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. the prosecutor told the court.

Despite their not-guilty plea and a request defense counsel, C.N.N. Okwusidi, the court judge sentenced them to death by hanging.

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