An Ekiti State High Court has sentenced one Raji Babatunde to death by hanging for stealing seven bottles of beer and one packet of Rothmans cigarette.
Justice Cornelius Akintayo, in a judgment delivered on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, found Babatunde guilty of armed robbery for being in possession of axe and cutlass at the robbery scene.
The judge was satisfied that the prosecution had proved the case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.
The second accused person, Adegboye Sunday was however discharged and acquitted for lack of sufficient evidence against him.
Babatunde was a member of a four-man robbery gang that terrorised a house at 15, Odundun Street, Okesa and 5C, Dallimore Street both in Ado-Ekiti on June 30, 2014, the charged sheet read.
It was alleged that they robbed one Alhaji Mudsahiru Bello of two Nokia phones and one Techno phone and also robbed one Oladele Femi of one bottle of Star lager beer, six bottles of trophy lager beer and one packet of Rothmans cigarette.