An Ekiti State High Court has sentenced two persons to life imprisonment for attempted robbery, conspiracy and willful damage. The convicted men, Mr. Adebayo Rufus, a 25-year-old commercial motorcylist and a native of Otun, in Moba Local Government and Bamidele Rasheed, a 27-year-old beans dealer in Agbowo Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, were found guilty of the offence committed on September 29, 2008 at Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State.
They were charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy and willful damage. The convicts were found guilty of count three and sentenced to six months imprisonment.
While on counts one and two, they were also found guilty of robbing one Mrs. Ajayi Kofoworola of N1, 500 and thereby sentenced to life imprisonment.
Justice J. O Adeyeye, in his judgment, said based on the evidence before the court and the testimony of the witnesses, he found the accused persons guilty and, therefore, sentenced them to life imprisonment.