Court sentences ritual killer to death over LASU student murder


The late Favour Daley-Oladele

Court sentences ritual killer to death over LASU student murder

An Osun State High Court has sentenced Owolabi Adeeko, a money ritual killer and Segun Phillip, a self-proclaimed prophet, to death over their conspiracy to murder Favour Daley-Oladele, a final-year student of the Lagos State University,LASU.

Daley-Oladele, was killed at Ikoyi-Ile, Osun, in 2019.

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Delivering judgment, the presiding judge, Justice Christiana Obadina, sentenced them to death by hanging for murder, and 14 years imprisonment for conspiracy.

The judge also sentenced Owolabi’s mother to two years in jail for eating human flesh.

Obadina said the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Owolabi had confessed that he conspired with Philip, to murder the deceased, who was his girlfriend, for money rituals.

Part of the concoction produced with the student’s mutilated body was also given to Bola Adeeko, Owolabi’s mother, for “spiritual cleansing.”

He had confessed that, “After I lodged her in a guest house, I took her to a house which I claimed to be my uncle’s house, knowing fully well that the place was a ritualists den.”

“I smashed a pestle on her head and she collapsed. The prophet thereafter used a knife and cutlass to dismember her body which was divided into three parts: breasts, head and legs with other vital parts.

“We buried the remaining part of her body beside Prophet Philip’s Church called ‘Solution Salvation Chapel’, while some vital parts was given to my mother to eat for spiritual cleansing.”

The trio were first arraigned for conspiracy and murder before a magistrate court in Apomu in 2020.

They were later re-arraigned for murder and conspiracy in 2021 before a High Court in Ikire.

Adeshina Olaniyan, counsel to the defendants, had pleaded for leniency after their conviction.

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