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Two To Die By Hanging For Armed Robbery In Ekiti

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On Monday, November 21, 2022, the Ado-Ekiti Supreme Court sentenced Deji Owolabi (30), and Opeyemi Oluwakomolafe (22), to death by hanging for armed robbery.

They were also sentenced to seven years each for conspiracy and escaping from Ado-Ekiti prison’s lawful custody.

The prosecution previously told the court that the pair escaped lawful custody on Dec. 1st, 2014, during a prisonbreak at Ado-Ekiti Prison.

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They robbed a couple at Ilumoba Ekiti on July 14, 2015. Then they raped the 35-year-old wives.

Mr. Ilesanmi Adelusi the prosecutor called five witnesses and presented a Dane Gun, 10 handsets, and a machete as well as other evidence from the convicts.

The convicts rejected five different lawyers arranged for them and chose to defend themselves. They also called two witnesses.

The presiding Justice Monisola Abunde delivering judgment stated: “In my view, defendants are compulsive, pathological liars, who have become hardened criminals.”

“Rather than mend their ways in prison, they escaped prison during a jailbreak and continued to unleash terror on the community until nemesis caught up with them.

“They are a threat to a peaceful existence in our society and they must be made to face the reality of the consequences of their wicked behaviour.

“I find the two defendants guilty as charged and they are sentenced to death by hanging. May the Lord have mercy on your souls.”

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