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Evangelist, five others to die by hanging for bank robberies in Ondo


An Akure High Court, in Ondo state, has sentenced a popular Akure based Evangelist, Adewale Adelu, and five others to death by hanging for robbing two different banks in the state, 13 years ago.

The convicts were said to have robbed the banks and carted away N34m.

Delivering judgement, Justice Yemi Fasanmi, sentenced the convicts which include, Ikechuckwu Maduagwu, Adewale Adelu, Fayemi Olubusuyi, Ropo Adeleye, Dele Otopka, and Bayo Omotosho, for robbing two commercial banks in Akure and Idanre on November 19 and December 8, 2011 in Akure and Idanre.

Justice Fasanmi, said that “the prosecution was able to prove the offence of armed robbery against all the convicts beyond reasonable doubt.

The convicts, were arraigned on July 14, 2022, on four counts charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, and illegal possession of firearms and were remanded in Olokuta Correctional Centre.


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