Metro Osun: Court Sentences 4 To Death For Stealing Motorbike


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An Osun High Court on Tuesday in Osogbo sentenced four persons to death for stealing a motorcycle popularly known as Okada.


The convicts, Joseph Moses, 24, Samuel Job, 19, Gideon Ode, 25, and Daniel Abraham, 24, were brought to the court on a four-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Mrs Abdulrahman Temitope, had told the court that the convicts committed the offence on October 14, 2013 at about 8:00pm along Kajola expressway in Osogbo.

Temitope said the convicts conspired among themselves to rob one Abubakar Rauf of his motorcycle with registration number BDG 896 QB.

”The suspects conspired to attack the complainant with a knife and dangerous weapons collecting his motorcycle.

”They injured the complainant and also carted away his Bajaj motorcycle to their house before they were apprehended,” the prosecutor said.

Temitope said the crime committed had been a serial occurrence within the vicinity which had led to the death and missing of some persons.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Section 6 and is punishable under section 1 of the Robbery and Fire Arm (Special Provision) Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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To death for stealing motorbike? While those that are real thieves would be applauded and celebrated if caught burying money even in graveyard?