In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, August, 2020

Courtroom Sentence Ekiti Man To Demise By Hanging For Killing Yam Farmer

Court Sentence Ekiti Man To Death By Hanging For Killing Yam Farmer


Courtroom Sentences Ekiti Man To Demise By Hanging For Killing Yam Farmer

An Ekiti State Excessive Courtroom, Ado Ekiti Division, on Monday, sentenced a 26 years outdated man, Dele Ojo, to loss of life by hanging for killing the proprietor of a farm the place he had been stealing yam tubers.

Justice Abiodun Adesodun, within the courtroom judgment, mentioned, “The circumstances of this case don’t enable for a suggestion of clemency to the governor on behalf of the accused.

“Subsequently, the defendant is hereby sentenced to loss of life by hanging, could the Lord have mercy upon his soul,” the courtroom ordered.

The defendant, now condemned individual, was mentioned to have dedicated the offence on or about September 13, 2018, at Iroko Ekiti in Ijero Council space of Ekiti State when he murdered one Ajayi Adewole, opposite to Sec.319 of the Felony Code Regulation, Cap.C16, Legal guidelines of Ekiti State, 2012.

A watch witness, who was with the deceased, had instructed the courtroom, “The defendant had been stealing the deceased’s yam for a very long time, however on that fateful day, they went to cover within the farm as a way to arrest the offender.

“About 2:00 a.m, they noticed the defendant carrying looking lamp on his head, pretending to be looking and began uprooting yam, the deceased shouted his identify, to evade arrest, he shot the deceased at shut vary and ran away, although, he was rushed to Ijero Ekiti Specialist Hospital the place he was confirmed useless,” the witness mentioned.

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The prosecutor, Mr Olawale Fapohunda, who’s the Legal professional Normal of Ekiti State, had referred to as 4 witnesses, the Investigating Police Officer and a medical physician to show his case.

The displays tendered in courtroom included a Dane gun, pictures of the deceased, 5 tubers of yam, and the confessional statements of the defendant amongst different paperwork.

The defendant had testified in his personal defence by means of his lawyer, Mr Yinka Oyeleke, and referred to as no witnesses.

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