Ado-Ekiti High court on Tuesday sentenced two men Sola Famuyiwa and Adeniyi Owolabi to death by hanging.
Their offence was robbing a traditional ruler in Ekiti, Oore of Otun-Ekiti, Joshua Popoola of some properties including a beaded crown, 15 bundles of assorted clothes and one Mercedes Benz 280 saloon car.
This is barely coming one day after Edo State convicted four men by hanging despite pressure from civil society groups and the international community.
Regardless of the mounting calls for the abolition of capital punishment in Nigeria and other countries still applying it, the punishment was still carried out.
Other items stolen during the robbery operation included one international passport with two years valid U.S. visa, N350,000 and $16,000.
The convicts committed the offence on April 3, 2002 at the palace of the traditional ruler in Ekiti State.
The state counsel handling armed robbers’ case, Oluyemi Akintayo, said the offence contravened Section 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provision cap 398 vol.XX11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990.She also said the accused committed the crime while armed with offensive weapons such as guns and dynamites.
Justice Monisola Abodunde, in her judgement, said the accused were guilty as charged based on the evidence before the court and the accused persons were sentenced to death by hanging.