An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Wednesday sentenced one Alonge Ajayi, 22, to death by hanging for armed robbery.
Justice Lekan Ogunmoye held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts and consequently found Ajayi guilty as charged.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 22-year-old man carried out the robbery with guns on October 30, 2017 in Ikere Ekiti.
He was arraigned on February 27, 2018 on a one-count charge of armed robbery but he pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Folashade Abe, told the court that Ajayi and two others had a gun duel with the police during which two of the robbers were killed and the convict was arrested alongside his motorcycle.
Abe said the gun duel happened some months after the convict and the others robbed one Henry Afolayan and his family members of phones, N100,000 cash and other valuables, while returning from church service.
Abe said the armed robbers also came on a motorcycle.
She said one of the phones was recovered from the convict when he was arrested, adding that two guns were recovered from him.
The prosecution, represented by Kola Kolade, to prove its case, called four witnesses and tendered exhibits, including the two guns, five live cartridges, phones and one Bajaj motorcycle as well as a statement from the convict.
The convict was represented by Kayode Oyeyemi, who did not call any witness for his defence.