Man Sentenced To Death For Stealing 7 Bottles Of Beer In Ekiti

Justice Cornelius Akintayo, in a judgment delivered on Wednesday, found Babatunde guilty of armed robbery for being in possession of axe and cutlass at the scene of the robbery.

The Judge held that the prosecution had proved the case against Babatunde beyond reasonable doubt.

According to the charge sheet, Babatunde was a member of a four-man robbery gang that terrorised a house at 15, Odundun Street, Okesa and 5C, Dallimore Street both in Ado-Ekiti on June 30, 2014

The offence contravened Section 1(2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Vol 14 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

They robbed one Oladele Femi of one bottle of Star lager beer, six bottles of trophy lager beer and one packet of Rothmans cigarette and also they robbed one Alhaji Mudsahiru Bello of two Nokia phones and one Techno phone.

In the course of the robbery, some policemen on patrol arrived the scene. Three members of the gang escaped, but Babatunde was arrested while trying to escape with the proceeds of the crime.Man Sentenced To Death For Stealing 7 Bottles Of Beer In Ekiti 5

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