A commercial motorcyclist, Okadaman, Yaya Bashiru, has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Akure High Court for robbery.
Bashiru was convicted by Justice S. A. Bola for robbing one Mrs. Bukola Ademola of her valuables and money amounting to about N100,000 on two occasions and on another occasion also stole her power generating set.
He was arraigned with one Idowu Femi, who was later discharged and acquitted by the court for lack of evidence against him.
Bashiru and Femi were brought before the court on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery on two occasions, illegal possession of firearms and stealing.
When their plea was taken, the two men had pleaded not guilty to the five charges preferred against them by the prosecution.