Court sentences two brothers to death by hanging over phone theft in Ondo
Two brothers identified as Isaac Sunday and Isaac Lucky alongside their accomplice identified as Ovie Nana Friday have been sentenced to death by hanging by a court sitting in Ondo state over phone theft.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the convicts in December 201e used dangerous weapons to dispose many residents of Bolorunduro in Ondo state of their belongings which include mobile phones, motorcycle, cash and other valuables.
According to report, the convicts were firstly arraigned on a five-count charge to include conspiracy and armed robbery but the charges were later amended to six.
Olusegun Akeredolu, the Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice who led the prosecution team, called in four witnesses and tendered confessional statements of the accused which were admitted.
The defendants represented by Samson Iluyemi testified for themselves but tendered no exhibit.
Delivering judgement in the case today March 25, the trial Judge, Justice Yemi Fasanmi, said the prosecution team proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and then sentenced the two brothers and their accomplice to death by hanging.
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