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29-Year-Old Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Ekiti

EKITI State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, has sentenced a 29-year-old man identified as Adedayo Olawole to death by hanging for the murder of one Chukwudi Joseph.

Trojan News learnt that Adedayo was first arraigned on March 29 2023, on two counts of charges bordering on conspiracy and murder.

The court on Monday also sentenced Adedayo to seven years of imprisonment without the option of a fine for conspiracy in the murder of the deceased person.


The charge read, “That Adedayo Olawole and others now at large at Eporo in Emure Ekiti did conspire to murder one Chukwudi Joseph.

“The offences are contrary to Sections 244 and 243 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, Nigeria, 2021.”

One of the eyewitnesses, a cousin to the deceased, said in his testimony before the court, that the defendant, alongside other boys, hit the deceased with planks before one of the gang members stabbed him to death.

The cousin of the deceased said he saw when one of the defendant’s gang stabbed Chukwudi in the left side of his chest, and he died before some people could get there for the rescue.

The prosecutor, Ibironke Odetola, called six witnesses and tendered the defendant’s statements, pictures of the deceased and other supporting documents as exhibits.

The defendant spoke in his defence through his lawyer, M.A. Daramola, and called one witness.

In the judgment, Justice Jubril Aladejana said that assaulting the deceased with planks before being stabbed in the left part of his chest showed that the assailants intended to kill him.

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