Two bag life jail for stealing N1,500

n Ekiti State High Court has sentenced two
persons to life imprisonment for attempted
robbery, conspiracy and willful damage. The
convicted men, Mr. Adebayo Rufus, a 25-year-
old commercial motorcylist and a native of
Otun, in Moba Local Government and Bamidele
Rasheed, a 27-year-old beans dealer in Agbowo
Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, were found guilty of
the offence committed on September 29, 2008
at Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.
They were charged with attempted robbery,
conspiracy and willful damage. The convicts
were found guilty of count three and sentenced
to six months imprisonment.
While on counts one and two, they were also
found guilty of robbing one Mrs. Ajayi
Kofoworola of N1, 500 and thereby sentenced
to life imprisonment.
Justice J. O Adeyeye, in his judgment, said
based on the evidence before the court and
the testimony of the witnesses, he found the
accused persons guilty and, therefore,
sentenced them to life imprisonment.

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