A Court of Appeal, sitting in Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti on Tuesday, affirmed the judgment of a High Court in the state, which sentenced one Anu Adu to death by hanging.
Anu was sentenced to death by Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi of the State High Court on June 28, 2017, for armed robbery.
The convict committed the crime at Ilawe-Ekiti in Ekiti.
Dissatisfied with the judgment of the high court, the convict approached the Appellate Court, seeking to upturn the decision of the trial court.
The Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Julius Ajibare, who led the prosecution team argued that the case lacked merit.
The judge, Justice Fatimoh Akinbami, however, affirmed the judgment of the trial court.
“Having listened to the arguments from both the prosecution and the defence counsels, the court of appeal upholds the judgment of the lower court and dismisses the convict’s appeal for lack of merit,’’ the judge stated.