By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
A High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti,the Ekiti state capital has sentenced two persons, Adedayo Oluwayemi (27) and Daramola Seyi (23) to death for robbing a night club in the city.
Justice John Adeyeye who handed down the sentence held that the duo were guilty of the two-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy preferred against them.
The judge found them guilty of violating Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State 2012 and Section 1(2) (b) of Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Laws of the Federation 2014.
Justice Adeyeye however discharged and acquitted the third accused person, Ogunleye Ige on grounds that evidence before the court showed that there was no nexus between him and the incident.
The accused persons reportedly invaded Club 15 Dynamic Lounge, Irewumi,opposite Bawa Estate, Ado-Ekiti on 4th August, 2018 with guns and robbed their victims of their properties.
Some of the properties they robbed their victims of at gunpoint include laptops, phones and sales for the day.
They were arrested at the point of selling the stolen items particularly the laptops and phones when they could not provide the passwords.
The accused persons were first araigned in court on 16th October, 2017 when the charges were read to them to which they pleaded not guilty.
Prosecution counsel,Felix Awoniyi, called six witnesses and tendered exhibits including the two laptops.
Defence counsel,Toyin Oluwole, did not call any witness in the course of the trial.