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Man Sentenced To Death For Murdering Ekiti Monarch

Man Sentenced To Death For Murdering Ekiti Monarch

Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti, yesterday sentenced one Omoniyi Stephen to death by hanging for murder. THIS DAY reports.

Omoniyi, who was rumoured to be a lunatic when the incident occurred, had allegedly  killed the traditional ruler of Odo Oro Ekiti, Oba Gbadebo Olowoselu, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State,

Handing down the harsh verdict on Thursday, Justice Kayode Ogundana, said the prosecuting counsels, led by Adegboyega. Information Guide Nigeria

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Morakinyo had proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, that Stephen, indeed murdered the late monarch. jamb results

“However, after listening to counsels and evidence before me, I am of the opinion that the accused person did commit the crime.

“I am also of that opinion that the prosecuting counsels had discharged their duties zealously by proving beyond reasonable doubt all the charges against the accused.

“He is hereby pronounced guilty and the capital punishment is for him to die by hanging”.

The Jurist also dispelled the notion that the convict was insane.

The convict had stabbed the monarch in the chest under the excuse that he was occupying the monarchical stool Omoniyi claimed belonged to him.

Omoniyi had committed the grievous offence in August 2018, thereby throwing Odo-Oro-Ekiti community into confusion.


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