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Court Sentence Man To Death on Two-count charge

A High Court in Abeokuta on Monday sentenced one Kola Akanji to death by hanging for armed robbery.

Akanji, was found guilty of a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

In his judgment, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi, said the court was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offence.

“According to Section 1(2) (a&b) and 6(b) of the Act, the punishment is death and the court has no discretion in the matter.

“Having found that the accused person is guilty as charged in both counts.

I have no choice but impose on him the capital sentence as prescribed by the Law.

“You shall be hung by your neck until you are dead,’’ the judge said.

He held that the evidence presented by the prosecution was tenable and therefore sentenced the accused to death by hanging

The convict, had been standing trial since December 2010, when he was arrested and charged for robbing one Fashola Moses of his motorcycle, phone and money.

The accused was said to have inflicted grievous harm on Moses with a bottle during the robbery, which took place in Onigbedu area in Yewa North local government area of Ogun State.

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