Justice Nasiru Agbelu of an Ogun State High Court sitting in Sagamu has sentenced an armed robber, Akeem Oladehinde, to death.
Oladehinde was sentenced to death by Justice Agbelu for conspiring to commit robbery in the state.
On Thursday, Agbelu urged that the convict should not be allowed to return to society in order to prevent other security risks to the country.
On July 26, 2014, Oladehinde and others were arraigned on a seven-count allegation of conspiracy to commit robbery at Oluke and two other villages in Ogun State’s Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area, according to reports.
Following his arrest, Oladehinde was reported to have acknowledged to committing the crime alongside others murdered in a gunfight with police.
Oladehinde, on the other hand, pled not guilty to the accusations made against him when he appeared in court.
During his trial, he said he was wrongfully accused of being a member of a robbery gang.
However, Justice Agbelu decided in his decision that the prosecution had established his case beyond a reasonable doubt in regards to the convict’s role in the robbery plot.
“The defendant counsel claimed that the accused is a family man and that he should be given a second chance to alter his life,” the court remarked.
“It should be noted that the status of our country’s security is highly concerning, and armed robbery is now a common occurrence.
“The defendant should not be allowed to return to society and continue to traumatize other people.” Conspiracy, on the other hand, is a crime punishable by death.”
“This court’s judgment for you, Rasheed Oladehinde, is that you be hanged by your neck until you die.” I pray that God may have mercy on your soul.”