Bank Robbery: Pastor and Five Others Sentenced to Death



A pastor, identified as Adewale Adelu and five others have been sentenced  by Ondo State High Court to death, over their involvement in bank robberies which took place in the state capital and Idanre in 2011.

It was gathered that other convicts are, Ikechuckwu Maduagwu, Fayemi Olubusuyi, Ropo Adeleye, Dele Otopka, and Bayo Omotosho.

They  were found guilty of robbing two commercial banks on November 19 and December 8, 2011, in Akure and Idanre, respectively.

Following their arrest by the state command of the Nigeria Police Force, they were brought before the court, which delivered the judgement on Tuesday 20 February 2024.


However, during the court proceedings yesterday, the prosecuting counsel, F.K Salami, informed the court that the convicts, along with others, had conspired to carry out an attack and robbery at a branch of Diamond Bank Plc.

It was revealed that they were armed with AK 47 guns, dynamite, and various other weapons at Oyemekun Road in Akure

As a result of their criminal activities, they managed to steal a sum of N30 million, as well as numerous mobile phones and other valuable items.

Salami said: “The convicts on December 8, 2011, at 2 pm, were also alleged to have robbed First Bank Plc at Yaba Road, Idanre, where they carted away another sum of N4million,” the prosecution stated adding that “the offences contravene Sections 6b, 1 2a, and b of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol. 14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

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