Man sentenced to death for stealing phones, wristwatches

Justice Adenike Coker of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, on Thursday, sentenced the leader of a four-man armed robbery gang, Muritala Salami, to death.

Salami was found him guilty of two counts of conspiracy and robbery.

The prosecutor, Jide Martins, had told the court during the trial that Salami, who was arrested on April 16, 2016, stole two phones and two wristwatches belonging to one Okocha Afiam.

According to Martins, the offences are contrary to Section 299 (a) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State.

He said Salami committed the crime alongside his gang members, who escaped arrest.

Delivering her judgement on Thursday, Justice Coker sentenced Salami to death by hanging.

Meanwhile, the police have arraigned a 30-year-old driver, Moses Olawale, before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere for allegedly raping a female co-worker.

Olawale was alleged to have raped his victim at knifepoint and was arraigned on one count of unlawful sexual intercourse.

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