A 78-year-old man, Ojo Komolafe, has been sentenced to loss of life by the state Excessive Courtroom for killing a faculty proprietor, Taofik Babalola.
The convict was stated to have shot Babalola on August 7, 2021, at Kajola Neighborhood in Odigbo Native Authorities Space of the state whereas he was sleeping.
Thereafter, he was arrested by the boys of the state police command and charged to courtroom on a two-count bothering on homicide.
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Throughout courtroom proceedings, witnesses had been referred to as by the prosecutor in opposition to the convict. Additionally, there have been a sequence of arguments from each the prosecuting counsel and the defence counsel.
In his judgement, the decide, Justice Adeyemi Fasanmi held that the prosecution proved its case past cheap doubt and that there was direct proof that linked the convict to the scene of the crime in addition to being liable for the loss of life of the deceased.
He dominated, “It’s my discovering that the defendant prompted the loss of life of the deceased by capturing him with a gun at a detailed vary, which subsequently led to his loss of life. The deceased was additionally seen fleeing the place of the crime.
“On the entire, I discover the defendant responsible of the 2 counts as charged. You (the defendant) are hereby sentenced to be hanged on the neck till you die within the first depend and 7 years imprisonment for the second depend.”
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