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Court Sentences Ondo Pastor, Four Others To Death By Hanging Over Bank Robbery

21 February

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital has sentenced six persons to death by hanging over their involvement in bank robberies which took place in Akure and Idanre in 2011.



They were found guilty of robbing two commercial banks in Akure and Idanre on November 19 and December 8, 2011 in Akure and Idanre respectively.


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When the trial began, the convicts were arraigned before the court on four-count charge bothering on conspiracy, armed robbery, and illegal possession of firearms and were later remanded in Olokuta Correctional Centre.


 


“The convicts on December 8, 2011, at 2 pm, were also alleged to have robbed First Bank Plc at Yaba Road, Idanre, where they carted away another sum of N4million.”


There were arguments from both the prosecuting and defence counsel at various court proceedings on the matter while witnesses were also invited to the court to testify.


 


The judge also said the defendants were unanimous in their confessions and the role each of them played in the robberies.


 


A Court in Akure had earlier sentenced a man, Gbenga Akintola, to 21 years imprisonment for involvement in robbery. 


 


He was later charged and brought before the court on five counts, including conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery.
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