A 25-year-old male hairdresser, Izuma Ajaere was sentenced to death by an Ikeja High Court, in Lagos on Wednesday for stealing a laptop and a mobile phone at gunpoint.
Justice Kudirat Jose found the convict Izuma Ajaere guilty as charged and ordered that he should be hung by the neck until he dies.
Jose in her judgment noted that the evidence of Mr Uchenna Ukah, the victim of the crime was pivotal in convicting Ajaere.
She said, “The prosecution has proved the charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery beyond a reasonable doubt.
She added, “The defendant is hereby sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and sentenced to death for armed robbery.
“He is to be hanged by the neck till he is dead, may the Lord have mercy on his soul,” the Judge said.
She said, Ukah in his testimony was, ‘clear and emphatic’ about the series of events of the armed robbery.