Nigeria: For attempting to rob, a Lagos man was sentenced to 14 years in prison
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Temitope Olowo was given a sentence of 14 years in prison on Tuesday by a Lagos State High Court sitting in the Tafawa Balewa Square area of the state for attempted robbery in the state.
After an application for a plea bargain was made, Justice Yetunde Adesanya handed down the verdict to the convict, who was sentenced to one count of an amended charge of attempted robbery.
On November 9, 2018, Olowo was arraigned for the first time on three counts of arm robbery, but he pleaded not guilty.
Olayemi Shofolu, the prosecutor, called two witnesses as the trial began.
However, the charge was amended after the defendant’s attorney, J. I. Osagede, filed for a plea bargain agreement.
The prosecution counsel informed the court of the one-count amended charge when the case came up for hearing on Tuesday.
According to Shofolu’s testimony to the court, the defendant committed the crime on July 26, 2017, at No. Lagos, 1/3, Akowonjo Street
He claimed that Olowo had tried to rob Desmond Ifeanyi of his personal belongings and that the crime violated Section 298(1) of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.
Olowo confessed to the crime.
As a result, Justice Adesanya convicted Olowo and imposed a 14-year prison term on him.
She stipulated that the sentence would begin on October 16, 2017, the day the defendant was placed on remand.