A court in Ondo State has sentenced two brothers, Isaac Sunday and Lucky, as well as their accomplice, Ovie Nana Friday, to death by hanging for armed robbery.
The convicts were said to have used dangerous weapons to dispossess many residents of Bolorunduro area in the state of their belongings in December 2013, including mobile phones, motorcycles, cash and other valuables.
They were first arraigned on a five-count charge to include conspiracy and armed robbery.
The charges were later amended to six.
Olusegun Akeredolu, the Chief Legal Officer in the Ondo State Ministry of Justice, who led the prosecution team, called in four witnesses and tendered confessional statements of the accused, which were admitted.
The defendants, represented by Samson Iluyemi, testified for themselves but tendered no exhibit.
Delivering judgement in the case on Thursday, the trial Judge, Justice Yemi Fasanmi, said the prosecution team proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and then sentenced the two brothers and their accomplice to death by hanging.