Two siblings sentenced to death by hanging

An Ondo State court has sentenced two brothers, Isaac Sunday and Isaac Lucky, as well as their confederate, Ovie Nana Friday, to death by hanging for stealing.

The criminals were said to have used dangerous weapons to dispose of many residents of Bolorunduro in Ondo state of their belongings which include mobile phones, motorcycle, cash and other valuables in December 2013.

They were first prosecuted on a five-count charge to include collaborated scheming and armed robbery. The charges were later amended to six.

The Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice, Olusegun Akeredolu, who led the prosecution team, called in four witnesses and tendered confessional statements of the accused which were admitted.

The defendants represented by Samson Iluyemi testified for themselves but submitted no exhibit.

The trial Judge, Justice Yemi Fasanmi, delivering judgement in the case today March 25, said the prosecution team proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and then sentenced the two brothers and their accomplice to death by hanging.