- Osun State High Court judge sentences 3 robbers to death by hanging.
- The robbery claimed several lives and left many injured
- The unfortunate incident took place in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State
Osun State High Court judge, Justice Falola, has sentenced Nuhu Jimoh, Ndubisi David and Aderibigbe Oluwasenu to death by hanging.
The three culprits attacked 3 banks located along the same street in Ikirun.
The unfortunate incident which took place in February 2016, left 32 people dead, including two police personnel and two bank workers. Several other’s were also injured as a result of the attack.
The 3 of them were first charged to court on June 29, 2017, for armed robbery, conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms, murder, amongst others.
Justice Falola who was in charge of the case stated that the prosecution counsel proved beyond reasonable doubt the case against the convicts, and therefore passed his sentence on the culprit.
According to what Badiora told the court, the convicts on Feb. 12, 2016, at about 3:30 pm, had conspired in a bank robbery.
Mr Biodun Badiora, who was the State’s Counsel, said the offences were contrary to Section 6(b), 1(1) & (2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004, Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law Cap. 34 Laws of Osun State, 2002, and Section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004, respectively.
According to the prosecution counsel, during the robbery, a combined team of policemen from the Iragbiji police Division; Special Anti-robbery Squad, and Ikirun police Patrol Team responded to a distress call and a gun duel ensued between the armed robbers and the policemen at the scene.
Following investigations carried out on the case, it was revealed that seven of the gang members were killed at the scene of the crime by Police, however, some other members escaped with gunshot injuries.
Asides from the recorded death and injuries, seven assorted ammunitions including AK-47 gun Israeli and Russian made and N7, 486,300.00 taken from the banks were recovered by the Police
Badiora said five witnesses were called and 30 exhibits tendered. Defence counsel Sunday Atofarati and Ajibade Omoyajowo pleaded with the Judge to temper justice with mercy.
The judge said the gun recovered from the convicts during the bank robbery be forfeited to the Nigeria Police, while the money recovered from them be forfeited to Osun Government.