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A judge in an Ogun state Hight Court, Justice Nasiru Agbelu has ordered the execution of one Akeem Oladehinde over an alleged conspiracy to commit robbery in the state.
Justice Agbelu in his judgment noted that the convicted should not be allowed to interact with the society so as to avoid further security threat to the country.
Oladehinde and other at large were reportedly arraigned on seven count charge of conspiracy to commit robbery at Oluke area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state on 26th July, 2014.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Oladehinde was arrested after a robbery syndicate reportedly attacked Oluke and two other villages in the axis.
It was further gathered that after the arrest, Oladehinde admitted to have committed the crime alongside those killed during gun battle with the police.
But, when the case was brought before the Ogun state High Court in Sagamu, Oladehinde pleaded not guilty to the seven count charge against him.
During his trial, he claimed he was wrongly accused of being one of the members of the robbery syndicate.
However, Justice Agbelu in his judgment ruled that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt of Oladehinde’s involvement in conspiracy for robbery.
The judge who declared that the armed robbery against Oladehinde has not been proved beyond reasonable doubt insisted that he must not be given the chance to leave in the society so as not to traumitise the people.
The judge explained that while there was no enough circumstantial evidence to link Oladehinde to the robbery, there was however enough evidence against him of his involvement in robbery conspiracy.
Justice Agbelu lamented that the security in the country is very worrisome and armed robbery cases should not be taken lightly.
He however gave judgment that Oladehinde be hanged to death so as to sanitize the environment of such people.
He said, “the defendant counsel pleaded that the accused is a family man, and that he should be given another opportunity to change his life after.
“It is to be observed that the state of our security in the country is very worrisome and the incident of armed robbery is now very prevalent.
“The defendant should not be allowed to be back to society and continue to traumatise fellow citizens. However, the punishment for conspiracy is the one punishable with death.
“The sentence of this court upon you, Rasheed Oladehinde is that you be hanged by the neck until you are dead. May God have mercy on your soul.”