07 December 2021 :
An Ado Ekiti High Court on 6 December 2021 sentenced 24-year-old Ebenezer Olorunleke to death by hanging for killing his own brother.
“The sentence of the count upon you is that you will be hanged by the neck until dead. May the Lord have mercy on your soul,’’ the judge said.
Ebenezer, who hails from Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State, was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and murder.
The offences are contrary to sections 6 (b), 1 (2) (a) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol. 14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
They are also contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
According to the charge, Ebenezer and others, now at large, on 29 August 2019, at Abe Cocoa Area, Housing Estate, Oke-Ila, Ado Ekiti, conspired to rob his blood brother, Sunday Olorunleke, of his Bajaj Motorcycle with Registration Number ADK 100 UJ and a sum of N40,000.
At the time of the robbery, Ebenezer was armed with a knife and murdered Sunday.
The police discovered that Ebenezer had sold all his properties and was about to escape with his brother’s motorcycle before he was arrested. He later confessed to have murdered his brother.