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Ondo Pastor, Five Others To Die By Hanging Over Bank Robbery

Thursday 22 February 2024

Ondo State High Court, sitting in Akure, sentenced a pastor, identified as Adewale Adelu and five others to death, over their involvement in bank robberies which took place in the state capital and Idanre in 2011.

It was gathered that other convicts are, Ikechuckwu Maduagwu, Fayemi Olubusuyi, Ropo Adeleye, Dele Otopka, and Bayo Omotosho.

INFORMATION NIGERIA reports that these individuals were found guilty of robbing two commercial banks on November 19 and December 8, 2011, in Akure and Idanre, respectively.

Following their arrest by the state command of the Nigeria Police Force, they were brought before the court, which delivered the judgement on Tuesday.

However, during the court proceedings yesterday, the prosecuting counsel, F.K Salami, informed the court that the convicts, along with others, had conspired to carry out an attack and robbery at a branch of Diamond Bank Plc.

It was revealed that they were armed with AK 47 guns, dynamite, and various other weapons at Oyemekun Road in Akure.

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As a result of their criminal activities, they managed to steal a sum of N30 million, as well as numerous mobile phones and other valuable items.

Salami said: “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,” the prosecution stated adding that “the offences contravene Sections 6b, 1 2a, and b of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol. 14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

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via: Information Nigeria

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