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Bank robbery: Pastor, Five others sentenced to death by hanging

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Bank robbery: Pastor, Five others sentenced to death by hanging – An Akure High Court in Ondo State, Nigeria, has sentenced an Evangelist, Adewale Adelu, and five others to death by hanging for their roles in armed robberies in the state.

The convicts, which include Adelu, Ikechuckwu Maduagwu, Fayemi Olubusuyi, Ropo Adeleye, Dele Otopka, and Bayo Omotosho, were found guilty of attacking and robbing two commercial banks in Akure and Idanre 13 years ago.









The robbery incidents occurred at the defunct Diamond Bank in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, and the First Bank in Idanre, the headquarters of the Idanre Local Council.

Justice Yemi Fasanmi presided over the case and delivered the death sentences to the convicts.



The culprits were arraigned on July 14, 2022, on four counts of conspiracy, armed robbery, and illegal possession of firearms.




Following their arraignment, they were remanded in the Olokuta Correctional Centre.



During the trial, the Prosecution Counsel, Salami, presented evidence that the convicts, armed with AK-47 rifles and dynamite, carried out the robberies that shook the communities of Akure and Idanre.

Justice Fasanmi stated that the defendants were unanimous in their confessions and the role each of them played in the operations. Consequently, he sentenced all the defendants to death by hanging for each count.