Court sentenced brothers to death by hanging for stealing
Two brothers and their accomplice, Ovie Nana have been
sentenced to death. The two, Isaac Sunday and Isaac Lucky,
will be hanged for stealing, a court in Ondo state in Nigeria
has ruled. The convicts were said to have in December 2013,
used dangerous weapons to rob many residents of Bolorunduro
in Ondo state of their belongings which included mobile phones,
motorcycle, cash and other valuables. They were first arraigned
on a five-count charge to include conspiracy and armed robbery.
The charges were later amended to six. The Chief Legal Officer
in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice, Olusegun Akeredolu,
who led the prosecution team, called in four witnesses and
tendered confessional statements of the accused which
were admitted. The defendants, represented by Samson Iluyemi,
testified for themselves but tendered no exhibit.
Delivering judgement in the case today March 25,
the trial Judge, Justice Yemi Fasanmi, said the prosecution
team proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and
then sentenced the two brothers and their accomplice
to death by hanging.