Two men have been sentenced to death over the killing of Uniosun final year student for ritual
The Osun State High Court judge Justice Jide Falola, sitting in Ikirun and preciding over the case has sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
Justice Falola, in his judgement on Thursday 2nd of April, said the prosecution counsel proved his case against the convicts, whose names are: Elijah Oyebode, 25, Yusuf Ajibade, 28, and Jelili Raji, 35 – beyond reasonable doubt.
The second convict, Ajibade was acquitted of two-count charge of murder and conspiracy but convicted on the third count charge of receiving stolen property and was sentenced to two years imprisonment, while Oyebode and Raji were sentenced to death by hanging. The convicts were first arraigned on Nov. 14, 2017.
Mr Kareem Adekilekun, the State Counsel had earlier told the court that the defendants murdered one Miss Rofiat Adebisi, a 400-level student of Osun University, Ipetu-Ijesha, on Dec. 22 2016.
The prosecution counsel went ahead to tell the court that on the said day, the deceased boarded a golf car with Lagos number plate FKJ 636 DL, driven by the first convict, Oyebode.
Adekilekun further told the court that on Dec. 23, 2016, the lifeless body of the deceased was found by the road side along Egbeda road in the state.
He said the convicts were arrested with help of the police through the iPhone 5 of the deceased, which was sold to Ajibade. Adekilekun said Oyebode, in his confessional statement, said that Raji asked him to supply him a maid.
According to the prosecution counsel, a charm was given to Oyebode by Raji to charm any lady that he will bring and that such lady will be unconscious.
He also explained that in Oyebode confessional statement, he said the charm was used against the deceased. He said Oyebode thereafter handed the deceased to Raji in his shrine and paid him N10,000.