Court sentences 2 men to death for murder



Court sentences 2 men to death for murder

Justice Adekunle Adeleye of an An Ekiti State High Court, on Thursday, sentenced two men, Danjuma Fayomi (30) and Jamiu Oyediran (30) to death for conspiracy and murder.

Delivering judgment, Adeleye said, “the prosecutor has led credible evidences linking the defendants to commission of the two offences.

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“Having found them guilty of the offence of conspiracy and murder, the convicts are hereby sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for offence of conspiracy and death for offence of murder.

“May God have mercy on your souls”, he added.

The convicts were alleged to have on December 11, 2017 in Otun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area, conspired among themselves and murdered one Adeoye Adegoke.

One of the deceased’s relatives who testified before the court said, he met his brother on the hospital bed on that day, struggling for his life, before he gave up the ghost.

The witness said that the victim named the defendants alongside Seyi a.k.a. Koro, Ilesanmi a.k.a Babaloja, Dare a.k.a. DD, Jamiyu, Kabiru a.k.a. KB, Johnson, Festus a.k.a. Dudu, Ganiyu a.k.a. G-Boy as the perpetrators of the act.

Others are ; Owolabi Yinka a.k.a. AK-700, Michael Oyeniyi a.k.a. Poison and others, now at large.

He testified that his deceased brother said they tied his hands and pennis and started beaten him on allegation of stealing a bag full of indian hemp.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Gbemiga Adaramola, in proving his case called six witnesses and also tendered statements of the defendants and witnesses, photographs of the deceased, sticks, rope, medical reports among others as exhibits.

Adaramola submitted that the offences breached sections 516 and 316 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The convicts spoke in their own defence through their counsel and called no witness

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