Osun high court sentences three to death for murder

  Justice Kudrat Akano of Osun High Court on Tuesday  in Osogbo sentenced an octogenarian, Oluwafemi Fagbemi and three others to death  by hanging for murder.The other  convicts sentenced accordingly were Tobi Ojo, Famutuwa Femi and Tope Olatunji .

The prosecutor from the State’s Ministry of Justice, Mr Abiodun Badiora had  told the court that the convicts on April 13, 2012 killed one Jacob Ajayi for money rituals in Ilesha town.

Badora , said the headless body of deceased was later  recovered from septic tank with his genitals and  other part of his body missing.

The prosecutor said the offence  was contrary to sections 324 and 319 of the criminal Code Cap. 34 Volume 2 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The convicts were charge with two count charge on Conspiracy and murder.

Counsel to the convicts A.O Oluwole, however,  pleaded with the Judge to temper justice with mercy  in her judgement.

In her judgement, Akano said the prosecutor proved his case beyond any reasonable doubt.

Akano said the convicts were guilty of the two count charge of conspiracy and murder preferred against them.

The judge  thereafter sentenced the convicts to 14 years imprisonment on count one and   death by hanging on count two accordingly .

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