An Ado - Ekiti high court on Wednesday sentenced one Alonge Ajayi , 22 , to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Justice Lekan Ogunmoye held that the prosecution proved its case beyond
reasonable doubts and consequently found Ajayi guilty as charged .
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) reports that the 22 - year - old robbed with guns on Oct. 30 , 2017 , at Ikere , Ekiti .
He was arraigned on Feb . 27 , 2018 , on a count charge of armed robbery but he pleaded not guilty .
According to the Prosecutor, Insp . Folashade Abe , Ajayi and two others had a gun duel with the police during which two of the robbers were killed and the convict arrested alongside his motorcycle .
Abe said that the gun duel happened some months after the convict and the others robbed one Mr Henry Afolayan and his family members of phones , N 100 ,000 and other valuables as they were returning from church service .
Abe said that the armed robbers also came on a motorcycle .
She said that one of the phones was recovered from the convict when he was arrested , adding that two guns were recovered from him .
To prove its case , the prosecution represented by Mr Kola Kolade, called four witnesses and tendered exhibits including the two guns , five live cartridges , phones and one Bajaj motorcycle as well as a statement from the convict.
The convict was represented by Mr Kayode Oyeyemi , who did not call any witness for his defence .