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Serial armed robber bags 15 years jail term

The Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, on Wednesday, sentenced an armed robber, Rotimi Adetula, to 15 years imprisonment for robbing residents at Ajah of their valuables at gunpoint.

Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay sentenced him after she found him guilty of the offence of armed robbery. My Husband Was Shot Dead By Killer MOPOL -Wife Of Lagos Businessman Killed At Birthday Party

The judge held that the prosecution successfully proved the ingredients of the offences beyond a reasonable doubt.

During the trial, the prosecution called two witnesses and tendered five exhibits.

The state prosecution counsel, Adeshola Adekunle-Bello, leading Titilayo Olanrewaju-Daud and K. Fabiyi, said the convict conspired with others now at large to commit the offence.

The prosecution said the incident took place on July 25, 2016, around 1.30 am at an uncompleted building at Thomas Estate, Ajah Lagos.Related News

Adetula was also accused of robbing one Chioma Nwokeke of her handbag, ATM card, Alcatel phone, and N2,000 cash, while he was armed with a knife and gun at No. 6, Omoba Shasudeen, Akilo Street Thomas Estate Ajah.

He was also accused of robbing one Esther Sunday of her blue Nokia Lumia phone, ATM card and N10,000 cash.

Other victims the convict also robbed at gunpoint were Blessing Ime, of her Microsoft phone, Nokia phone, and N5, 000, Oziwo Precious of his Lenovo mini laptop, his Infinix Hot 1, Android phone, and a white chain.

Adetula robbed one Onoriode Odjokpa of his HP laptop, computer, and a Tecno Camon 8 phone.

The offences committed contravened Sections 299, 297 (20 (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.