2 armed robbers sentenced to death for attacking night club

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An Ado-Ekiti High Court, in Ekiti State, has sentenced two persons to death, Adedayo Oluwayemi (27) and Daramola Seyi (23) for robbing a night club in the city.

Justice John Adeyeye, while sentencing the two held that they were guilty of the two-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy preferred against them.

He found them guilty of violating Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State 2012 and Section 1(2) (b) of Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Laws of the Federation 2014.

Justice Adeyeye, however discharged and acquitted the third accused person, Ogunleye Ige on grounds that the evidence before the court showed that there was no nexus between him and the incident.

It will be recalled that the accused persons reportedly invaded Club 15 Dynamic Lounge, Irewumi, opposite Bawa Estate, Ado Ekiti on 4th August, 2018 with guns and robbed their victims of their properties.

Some of the properties they robbed their victims at gunpoint include laptops, phones and the sales for the day.

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They were later arrested at the point of selling the stolen items particularly the laptops and phones when they could not provide the passwords.

The accused persons were first arraigned in court on 16th October, 2017 when the charges were read to them which they pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution counsel, Felix Awoniyi, called six witnesses and tendered exhibits including the two laptops in court while the defence counsel, Toyin Oluwole, did not call any witness during the trial.

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