A 45-year-old trader, Morufu Adekoya has been handed a death sentence by an Ikeja High Court after being found guilty of armed robbery and rape he committed six years ago.
Six Tiger as he is popularly known who was sentenced to death by hanging for armed robbery and 15 years imprisonment for raping a 24-year-old student, was initially arraigned in court alongside two others .
His accomplices, Adefowope Kazeem a 28-year-old cobbler and Chief Jimoh Balogun, a 58-year-old traditional ruler of Odo-Onosa community were acquitted on bases of insufficient evidence.
Adekoya reportedly committed the said offence on March 26, 2014 at Odo-Onosa Epe community of Lagos. State prosecutor, Mrs. O. R. Ahmed Muili alleged that he and other co-defendants who were heavily armed invaded the community, robbed the residents of their valuables and also raped a 24-year-old undergraduate.