Brothers, accomplices jailed for life over robbery
An Ikeja Special Offences Court has sentenced a domestic worker, Genesis Ezebong, his brother, Micheal and one Ikade Moses, to life imprisonment for armed robbery in the Palm Groove area of Lagos State.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo who handed down the verdict, found the trio guilty of the offence of conspiracy and armed robbery preferred against them by the Lagos State Government.

The convicts were arraigned on December 18, 2020 while  the trial commenced on January 11, 2022.

The prosecution counsel, Omowumi Bajulaye, during the arraignment of the convicts, had told the court that they committed the offence of conspiracy and armed robbery on January 13, 2019, at No 222 Ikorodu Road, Palm Groove, Lagos.

She said that the trio while armed with cutlass, shovel and other dangerous weapons, robbed one Daniel of one Compact Laptop, one Apple laptop, gold and costumes, jewelleries, Blackberry phones, one digital camera, soccer shoes and two other phones belonging to one Titilope Akeredolu

The prosecution, during trial, called three witnesses and tendered documents such as defendants’ statements which were admitted as exhibits.

 The witnesses had narrated to the court how Akeredolu’s domestic worker conspired with others, who were armed with dangerous weapons, broke into his boss’s house with his gang after he had left to church, and locked the security man as well as other occupants in the toilet.

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