Lagos Court Sentences a Man to Death for Phone, Wristwatch Theft.

A Lagos High Court Judge, Justice Adenike Coker has sentenced Muritala Salami, the leader of a four-man armed robbery gang, to death.

Justice Coker found Salami guilty of two counts charges of conspiracy and robbery, while passing the verdict on Thursday in Ikeja.

According to the prosecution, Jide Martins, Salami stole two phones and two wristwatches belonging to one Mr. Okocha Afiam, on 16 April, 2016. Martin’s added that such crimes are a direct violation of Section 299 (a) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State. However, other members of Salami’s gang evaded arrest.

Justice Coker sentenced Salami to death by hanging.

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