Four men sentenced to death by hanging in Lagos

Four men sentenced to death by hanging in Lagos

Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja sentenced four men to death by hanging for armed robbery and kidnapping of a woman in Nigeria, reports said.

“The victim was kidnapped while she was about to leave her house,” according to the state Director of Public Prosecution, Dr Babajide Martins.

The victim was later released after a ransom of $70,000 paid by her husband.

The convicts were arraigned on a three-count bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and kidnapping preferred against them by Lagos State.

The offenses committed are contrary and punishable under Sections 297,285 (2) a, and 291, of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

“The defendants are sentenced to 10 years for the first count of conspiracy and to death by hanging for the second count of armed robbery and sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for the third count of kidnapping,” Justice Lawal-Akapo held.

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