By Onozure Dania | PMNews

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, Wednesday sentenced two armed robbery and rape convicts Williams Udoh and Ubong Isaiah to death by hanging.

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye handed down the verdict during a remote court sitting and pronounced that the convicts should be hunged on their necks until they die.

She also sentenced Udoh the first convict to 21 years imprisonment for raping a married woman during their robbery operation.

Justice Ipaye said that the prosecution was able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

She said ” A case is not made by the abundant of witnesses but on the quality of the evidence before the court”

” Those who were present when the incident occurred, vivid account of the incident and proper identification of the suspects”, Ipaye said.

The Judge also held that all the victims testified that the convicts were armed with guns and weapons, adding that the mere fact that the weapons used were not tendered before the court does not mean that they weren’t armed.

When the matter came up yesterday, the Lagos state prosecuting counsel Ms. Titi Shitta- Bey, Solicitor of Lagos state and permanent secretary announced her appearance while Emmanuel Ohonyon appeared for the first defendant and J. H. Bashiru, represented the second defendant.

The convicts were arraigned on June 13, 2017, on a five-count charge of conspiracy, robbery, armed robbery and unlawful sexual intercourse, preferred against them by the Lagos State government.

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