Three Men to Die by Hanging for Stealing N50,000 in Kwara

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(f) at 22-12-2013 01:26PM (6 years ago)

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The Supreme Court upheld the death sentence given to three men for robbing a woman of N50,000 at gun point.
The convicts, identified as Kayode Babarinde, Akeem Haruna and Yusuf Nurudeen, had earlier been sentenced to death by hanging by the Kwara State High Court and the Ilorin Division of the Court of Appeal.

The three convicts were charged before the Kwara state High Court in Ilorin on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery contrary to section 97 of the Penal Code and Section 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R 11 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The trio was alleged to have robbed Mrs. Ruth Alabi of the sum of N50,000, threatening her with a locally made pistol at Baba Oloya Street, Jebba, on August 18, 2007.

Each of the accused persons pleaded not guilty to each count of the charge.

The high court found each of the accused persons guilty as charged on each of the counts. They were sentenced on September 26, 2009, for two years of imprisonment on the count of conspiracy and death by hanging on the count of armed robbery.

Dissatisfied with their conviction and sentence, the trio appealed to the Court of Appeal in Ilorin, but their appeal was dismissed.
Still dissatisfied, they appealed to the Supreme Court.

In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, their appeal was found to be unmeritorous and was therefore dismissed.
“I find no reason to disturb the said finding and conclusions of the lower court. In effect the appeal lacks merit and is hereby dismissed,” the Justice said.

Noble12 (m) at 22-12-2013 05:23PM
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ObyWBabaK (m) at 22-12-2013 05:26PM
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Too Evil 4 a sentence  Sad Sad Sad Angry Angry Angry Angry
fdkenny (f) at 22-12-2013 05:37PM
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Wat x can we say, wen pipu ar stealing bilions of our mony with biro and noting is bin done 2 dem
Yossman (m) at 22-12-2013 05:47PM
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and tafa bankole obj alamasia akala tinubu babangida and co that stole millions are out their rocking.oga o may God make justice to rain in naija
jossy4reall (m) at 22-12-2013 06:01PM
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stealing is not good not to talk of stealing at gun point...u can mistakenly shoot ur victim even if u never intended to shoot initially but circumstances may occur which may warrant shooting the person....but what annoyed me most is that the real robbers who steal from every Nigerian were been honored and respected the most in our country without the court sentencing any of them to death by any means...I think what is good for the Jews is also good for the Gentiles...I tire for Nigeria ur country

Adeoba10 (m) at 22-12-2013 06:12PM
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ThoRam (m) at 22-12-2013 06:21PM
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 Undecided Undecided  
Chylove247 (f) at 22-12-2013 06:37PM
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Serve them good.
ajanni (m) at 22-12-2013 06:49PM
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but too harsh na
jail sentence would have been so appropriate
zoe61 (f) at 22-12-2013 07:44PM
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how many politicans has die by haging for looting and stealing 9ja money
osamabinladin (m) at 22-12-2013 07:57PM
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 Roll Eyes
cocoeni (f) at 22-12-2013 08:18PM
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paulohking (m) at 22-12-2013 08:40PM
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Roll Eyes
rosco4luv (m) at 22-12-2013 10:28PM
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Nawa oooooo.
Dames (m) at 22-12-2013 11:40PM
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Quote from: Yossman on 22-12-2013 05:47PM
and tafa bankole obj alamasia akala tinubu babangida and co that stole millions are out their rocking.oga o may God make justice to rain in naija
Billions! Not millions.
dareper (m) at 22-12-2013 11:49PM
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Don't believe this
omomalaga1 (f) at 23-12-2013 12:07AM
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anyway crime is crime, bako haram cabiru sokoto the chrismans day church bomber was sentence to life in prissonment in order to waite 4 presidential pardon, should i say as a northerner,  but or haunsa man, is  there anything bad sentencing that idiote to death after killing so many innocent nigerians  
chicco77 (f) at 23-12-2013 01:23AM
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