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Man bags 10 Years Jail Term For Armed Robbery In Kogi

A high court sitting in Isanlu, Yagba East local government area of Kogi State has sentenced a 38-year-old man, Babatunde Adura, to 10 years imprisonment for armed robbery and criminal conspiracy.

Adura was caught in 2020 with two others for armed robbery and criminal conspiracy but the other two members escaped from the prison during the December 2021 Kabba jailbreak which occurred in December last year.

The court ruled on the sole defendant on Wednesday.

Justice Abubakar Ibrahim, the trial judge of the court found the convict guilty of the offence after the defendant confessed to the sale of items carted away during the robbery incident.

According to the convict’s lawyer, Segun Senibi said the robbery was carried out in August 2020 at Olukere-Amuro in Mopa-Moro LGA where the convict and others at large broke into many houses and dispossessed their victims of valuables.

In addition to admitting to the offence, when his statement to the police was tendered as evidence and did not oppose same.

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The prosecuting counsel, J. J. Ifepariola, was also able to convince the court of his involvement in the crime.

Witnesses were called by the prosecutor while the defendant’s evidence in his confessional statement pointed to the fact of Adura’s culpability.

He and his co-conspirators were armed with a locally made pistol, which he confessed to having stolen, and committed the offence in the said area.

Adura was found guilty, convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the offence of the robbery and six months for criminal conspiracy.

The sentences would run concurrently while no option of fine was given even as the convict was a first-time offender.

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