Crime

Ondo Court Sentences Man to Death for Murder

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure today sentenced Seidu Adeyemi to death by hanging for killing Miss Khadijat Oluboyo, first daughter of a former deputy governor of Ondo State.

Adeyemi was charged for killing his girlfriend, Khadijat Oluboyo, on July 2, 2018 and burying her inside his room at Aratusi, Oke-Aro area of Akure.

Khadijat was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba Akoko (AAUA) until her death.

In the judgement, Justice Samuel Bola said the prosecutor and State government’s counsel had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Adeyemi actually committed the offence he was charged for.

Seidu Adeyemi, a graduate of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), was arrested by the Ondo State Police Command in July, last year for killing the former deputy governor’s daughter for money ritual purpose at his house in Akure and allegedly buried the deceased inside his room for six days.

The judge held that by criminal law, the convict had committed a capital offence and he should die by hanging.

After the verdict, leader of the prosecution team and State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye, expressed delight over the judgement, but described the circumstances leading to the death of the deceased as unfortunate.

Leke Adegbite

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