On Thursday, Justice Jide Falola of Osun State High Court in Ikirun sentenced three men, Nuhu Jimoh, David Ndubisi, and Oluwaseun Aderibigbe, to death by hanging for bank robbery, Linda Ikejo reported.
Thirty-two people, including two police personnel and two bank workers, were killed during the exchange of gunfire between the robbers and the police during the robbery that occurred on February 12, 2016,
Delivering judgment, Justice Falola found the men guilty of launching coordinated attacks on the First Bank, Union Bank, and Skye Bank, situated on the same street in Ikirun in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state and pronounced the death sentence on them.
The judge said the gun recovered from the convicts during the bank robbery be forfeited to the Nigeria Police, while the money recovered from them be forfeited to Osun Government.
The convicts were first arraigned on June 29, 2017, on 10 count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, murder, illegal possession of firearms and others.
The State Council, Mr. Biodun Badiora said the offenses were contrary to Section 6(b), 1(1) & (2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004, Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law Cap. 34 Laws of Osun State, 2002, and Section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004, respectively.
Badiora told the court that the convicts on Feb. 12, 2016, at about 3:30 pm, in a coordinated bank robbery, attacked First Bank, Union Bank, and Skye Bank, situated along the same street in Ikirun, simultaneously.
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