Two Siblings, Okada rider to die by hanging in Ondo

….. Ondo Court sentences two brothers, Okada rider to death for stealing mobile phone.

Seven years after they conspired to steal a mobile phone, cash and other valuables, two brothers Issac Sunday and Isaac Lucky and an accomplice, Ovie Nana Friday, are to die by hanging in Ondo State.

Justice Yemi Fasanmi of an Ondo State High court sitting at the Olokuta Medium Correctional Facility premises convicted the trio after a trial that spanned about six years.

Sunday and Friday, both farmers and Ovie an Okada rider, armed with dangerous weapons including a gun on the 11th December 2013 allegedly robbed many residents of Bolorunduro, Ondo and disposed them of properties including a motorcycle.

The accused after their arrest in 2014 were first arraigned by the State on a 5 Count charge to include conspiracy and serial robberies.

The charges were however amended to six by the leave of the Court vide the Amendment information in April, 2019.

The offences for which they were docked are contrary to and punishable under the Criminal laws of the state and Robbery and Firearms laws of the Federation.

The Prosecution led by Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo state Ministry of Justice, Olusegun Akeredolu called four witnesses and tendered confessional statements of the accused which were admitted after trial within trial.

The Defendants represented by Mr Samson Iluyemi gave evidence for themselves but tendered no exhibit.

In his judgement, justice Fasanmi said he was convinced that the prosecution has proven its case beyond all doubts and sentenced the two brothers and their accomplice to death by hanging.