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Court sentenced brothers to death by hanging for stealing

Two brothers, one other sentenced to death by hanging for stealing

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.

Court sentenced brothers to death by hanging for stealing
Court sentenced brothers to death by hanging for stealing

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.

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