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Lagos: Man To Die By ‘Hanging’ For Robbery

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A middle aged man, Friday James, was Wednesday sentenced to death by hanging by a Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja.

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye handed down the death sentence after finding the convict guilty of a two count charge of armed robbery preferred against him by the office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

The prosecution team  led by Chief State Prosecutor, Akin George, had accused the convict of the offence of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and armed robbery.
George he told the court that the convict robbed one Olanrewaju of her jewelleries worth N100,000.
He also accused the convict of inflicting injuries on the head and hand of the husband of the victim through the use of machetes and guns.

The prosecutor said the convict committed the offence, on February 17, 2012 around 3 a.m. at Ewegbemi Street, Meiran, Ajasa Command within Ikeja.
The offence, according to the prosecution is contrary to Section 297 Criminal law of Lagos State 2011, and Section 295 subsection 2(a).
When the charged were read to him on arraignment in 2012, James had pleaded not guilty to the two count charge preferred against him by the DPP.
But the trial judge declared that the prosecution has proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.
Justice Ipaye subsequently found the convict guilty on the two count charge offence and sentenced the convict to death by hanging.

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