UNILORIN prof’s ex-driver, two others to die by hanging.
Success Nwogu , Ilorin
A High Court in Ilorin , the Kwara State capital , presided over by Justice H . Saleeman on Thursday sentenced three persons to death by hanging for armed robbery and attempting to commit culpable homicide against a professor with the University of Ilorin , Prof . Abdullahi Onimisi .
The convicts, who are Onimisi ’ s former driver , Mr . Opeyemi Esan ; one Mr . Benjamin Musa and Mr . Oluwasegun Ajiboye, were convicted of robbery , punishable under Section 1 (2 ) Robbery and Firearms Act , Cap R 11 , LFN 2004 .
The Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr . Kamalden Ajibade , who led the prosecution, had told the court that the professor disengaged the service of Esan due to his unruly behaviour .
Ajiade added that Esan was aggrieved with his dismissal and organised a robbery attack to retaliate the sack.
Esan , in his confession to the police , was said to have owned up that he recruited Musa and Ajiboye from Lagos State to deal with his former boss .
Ajibade said , “ On September 10 , 2016 , at the Senior Staff Quarters, University of Ilorin, the accused, while armed with weapons, including guns and machetes , robbed Onimisi and his family of their property , including a car , handsets , jewellery , and other valuables . ”
Source: The Punch