Notorious Ilorin robber, Ariyo, four others to die by hanging
An Ilorin High Court, presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu, yesterday, sentenced a notorious armed robber, Olatunji Ibrahim Ariyo, and his cohorts to death by hanging.
Ariyo, who is notorious in the state capital for his nefarious activities, was sentenced alongside Ganiyu Sulyman Yaro, Timothy Oyebanji, Lukman Olateju Sanda and Akeem Olayinka (deceased).
According to Justice Akinpelu, the convicts were tried on a six-count charge of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, causing mischief by fire and theft.
The court held that, on April 25, 2015, the convicts committed the said offences at Agbarere, Ilorin.
“Each of the convicts is sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two years and the sum of N25,000 is imposed as fine on each of them on count five for causing mischief by fire.
Each of the convicts is sentenced to death to be executed pursuant to Robbery and Firearms Act on count one, two, three and four for the offences of criminal conspiracy to commit armed robbery and armed robbery, respectively,” the judge said.