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Court sentences man to death for killing Ekiti monarch

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A Excessive Court docket sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a 42-year previous man to loss of life by hanging for killing a standard ruler, Onise of Odo-Oro Ekiti in Ikole native authorities space of Ekiti State, Oba Gbadebo Ibitoye Ogunsakin. 

 

The convict, Omoniyi Ademola, who was arraigned on one-count cost of homicide stabbed the monarch to loss of life on August twentieth, 2018, at Odo-Oro Ekiti. 

 

Throughout trial, one of many chiefs in the neighborhood who testified earlier than the courtroom mentioned, ‘’we had been on the palace on that day for Onise in Council assembly, round 7 am earlier than the graduation of the assembly Omoniyi Ademola Stephen entered the palace and sat on Kabiyesi’s seat however the Chiefs frowned at his motion and drove him away,”

 

“After the assembly, late Onise within the firm of his male clerk had been trekking again to the principle palace, Ademola got here out of his hiding and attacked Kabiyesi with a knife on the highway and stabbed him to loss of life, earlier than that day he has been parading himself because the king of the city.”

 

To show his case, the state counsel, Adegboyega Morakinyo, known as 5 witnesses and tendered a medical report, statements of the convict, knife and cord amongst others as displays whereas the convict spoke in his personal defence by his counsel Tope Salami and known as no witnesses.

 

Morakinyo famous that the offence is ” opposite to Part 316 and punishable below Part 319 of the Felony Code, Cap C16, legal guidelines of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012.”

 

Delivering his verdict, Justice Olukayode Ogundana dispelled the notion that the defendant is insane and consequently pronounced the loss of life verdict.

 

“The defendant is hereby sentenced to loss of life and shall be hanged till he breathes his final. Might the nice Lord have mercy upon his soul,” he pronounced.

 

Court sentences man to death for killing Ekiti monarch

 

 

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