Lagos Court sentences two men to death for robbery

By AdvocateNews on 12/06/2020

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A Lagos State High Court sitting in the Igbosere area has sentenced two persons, Williams Udoh and Ubong Isaiah, to death for armed robbery.

The Director of Public Affairs at the State Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, the court sentenced Isaiah to death on Wednesday for armed robbery while Udoh was sentenced to separate 21 years imprisonment for rape at the scene of the crime.

The two robbers were arraigned by the Lagos State government on an amended five-count on June 29, 2017.

The defendants, who pleaded not guilty, robbed the residents of Shepherd Estate in Ijegun on August 2, 2015, during which the first defendant (Udoh) raped one of the victims on her matrimonial bed.

They were arrested by the police and arraigned for conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery, offences which contravened the Criminal Justice Act of Lagos State.

The prosecutor and Solicitor General/ Permanent Secretary at the ministry, Titilayo Shitta-Bey, had urged the court to sentence the defendants accordingly having found them guilty of the charges against them.

She noted that the testimonies of six witnesses, including the victim of rape and armed robbery, confirmed the allegations of the crime against Udoh and Isaiah.

The trial judge, Justice Atinuke Ipaye, stated that the evidence provided by the prosecutor’s witnesses was credible, compelling, and cogent to the ground of the conviction of the defendants.

Justice Ipaye found the two robbers guilty of the charge, saying they were punishable under Sections 261, 297, and 295 (2) of the Criminal Law, CH, C.17 Vol 13 Laws of Lagos State 2015.

“You are hereby sentenced to death on the counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery while the first defendant William Udoh is further sentenced to 21years imprisonment for the offence of rape,” the judge ruled.

Posted 12/06/2020 05:50:26 AM

 

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