May 22, 2019
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Acid Attack: Court Sentences Two to Life Imprisonment

Justice Rasheed Siyanbola of an Osun State High Court, sitting in Ile Ife, has sentenced two men, Kamil Folorunsho and Rilwan Abioye, to life imprisonment for attacking a couple with acid.

The accused persons had pleaded not guilty when they were arraigned on December 12, 2016.

The prosecutors, led by Mr Dapo Adeniji, the Acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Justice, and Mrs Ajibola Alade, Chief State Counsel, said the offence contravened 320, 324 and 332 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

Mr Samuel George and Mr Victor Egede, who appeared for the accused persons, urged the court to approach the matter with leniency.

Justice Siyanbola, in his judgement, discharged the accused persons on first two count bothering on conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.

He however found the two men guilty of act intended to cause grievous harm.

Adenitan Akinola

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