NIGERIA: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER IN EKITI
November 17, 2021:
An Ekiti State high court, sitting in Ado Ekiti, has sentenced one Danjuma Fayomi Femi, 30, and Jamiu Oyediran, 30, to death for conspiracy and murder of one Adeoye Adegoke, the National Daily reported on 12 November 2021. (Source: National Daily, 12/11/2021)
According to the charge, the convicts committed the offence on 11 December 2017 in Otun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State, contrary to sections 516 and 316 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
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.
He said the two and others on the run tied his hands and male genital organ and started beating him on the allegation of stealing a bag full of Indian hemp.
He mentioned those on the run as Seyi aka Koro, Ilesanmi aka Babaloja, Dare aka DD, Jamiyu, Kabiru aka KB, Johnson, Festus aka Dudu, Ganiyu aka G-Boy, Owolabi Yinka aka AK-700 and Michael Oyeniyi aka Poison.
The prosecutor, Gbemiga Adaramola, in proving his case called six witnesses and also tendered statements of the defendants and witnesses, photographs of the deceased, sticks, rope and medical reports among others as exhibits.
Justice Adekunle Adeleye, in his judgment, said the prosecutor had led credible evidence linking the defendants to the commission of the two offences.
He sentenced them to 7 years imprisonment for the offence of conspiracy and death for the offence of murder.