Teenage Boy, Three Others Sentenced to Death for Robbing Okada Rider

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a 19yrs old boy, Samuel Job, and three other persons to death by hanging for conspiracy and armed robbery.

Justice Olubunmi Ayoola, in a judgment delivered on Tuesday, also sentenced Joseph Moses, 24, Gideon Ode, 25, and Daniel Abraham, 24, to death alongside the teenager.

The presiding judge found the four accused guilty of the charges preferred against them and held that they should be hanged by the neck until they were dead.

The prosecutor, Mrs. Idiat Abdulrahman, had earlier told the court that the four convicted persons conspired and robbed one Abubakar Rauf of his motorcycle.

She also told the court that the convicts injured the motorcyclist before forcefully dispossessing him of the motorcycle.

The prosecutor said the convicts were armed with knives and other weapons during the operation, which was carried out on October 14, 2013, along Kajola Way in Osogbo.

She stated further that the convicts took the motorcycle to their house before they were apprehended.

The prosecutor said, “The offences are contrary to Section 6 (b) and punishable under Section 1(1)(2)(a). The offences are also contrary to Section 1(1)(2)(a), and punishable under Section 1 (1)(2)(a) of the Robbery and Fire Arm (Special Provision) Cap R11, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

The counsel for the accused, Mr. Promise Jones had earlier pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.

Justice Ayoola, however, held that the prosecution had proven the case beyond reasonable doubt.


  1. Why not life imprisonment instead of death by hanging, that's judgement taken too far, now I understand better what bro Olu meant when he said the poor will try as much as possible to avoid the court when ever an offence is committed, if they could get death penalty for stealing bike, what will our politicians get for stealing our future?

  2. what a sad end for such young guys..crime doesnt pay,may God forgive there souls

  3. what a sad end for such young guys..crime doesnt pay,may God forgive there souls

  4. May God have mercy on their soul

  5. Teenage boy? Whats he looking 4?

  6. Mehn give up lives to a motorcycle is too much ooo.what the law for looters?

  7. This is not a good judgement at all.

  8. Oladimeji Seun26 April, 2017 15:45

    Na waa o, small small boys just waisted their life.

  9. Nonsense, rubbish!! The offence doesn't deserve such sentence, is because the are commoners. Why capital punishment!!!. That lawyer must be insane. What about the politicians who looted public fund.

  10. Ds is pathetic..


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