Three armed robbers who were involved in the Osun state bank robbery which claimed many lives in 2016, have been sentenced to death by hanging.
Osun state High court in Ikirun sentenced three men, Nuhu Jimoh, David Ndubisi and Oluwaseun Aderibigbe to death by hanging, a judgement given by Justice Jide Falola on Thursday.
The three were found guilty of launching coordinated attacks on the First Bank, Union Bank and Skye Bank, situated on the same street in Ikirun in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. Thirty-two people, including two police personnel and two bank workers, were killed during the exchange of gunfire between the robbers and the police during the robbery that occurred on February 12 , 2016.
They were first arraigned on June 29, 2017, on 10 count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery, murder, illegal possession of firearms and others.
The State Counsel, Mr Biodun Badiora said the offences were contrary to Section 6(b), 1(1) & (2)(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004, Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law Cap. 34 Laws of Osun State, 2002, and Section 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11 L.F.N, 2004, respectively.
Badiora told the court that the convicts on Feb. 12, 2016 at about 3:30 pm, in a coordinated bank robbery, attacked First Bank, Union Bank and Skye Bank, situated along the same street in Ikirun, simultaneously.
The judge said the gun recovered during the bank robbery would be forfeited to the Nigeria Police, while the money recovered from them forfeited to Osun Government.