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An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, sentenced two persons, Adekunle Osho, 31, and Chinedu Ugwu, 34, to death by hanging for armed robbery.

The duo was convicted for dispossessing one Ojo Gbenga of his Toyota Camry car and N150,000 in 2014.

Justice Adekunle Adeleye, in his judgment, said the convicts were actively involved in robbery and were linked with the stolen vehicle and cash.

According to the charge sheet, the offenses were committed on or about November 14, 2014 at Oke Ila, Tinuola area, off Afao Road, Ado Ekiti, when they dispossessed one Chief Ojo Gbenga of his Toyota Camry car valued at N3.3mn and the sum of N150,000.

The charge sheet stated that as of the time of the incident, Osho and Ugwu were armed with guns, an offense punishable under Section 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearm (Special Provision) Act, Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The prosecutor, Gbemiga Adaramola, called three witnesses and tendered the recovered car, two native dresses and the sum of N84,700 as exhibit.

The defendants were represented by their counsel, Yinka Opaleke, but called no witness.

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