Justice Jide Falola, identified as a judge of an Osun State High Court sitting in Ikirun has sentenced two men to death by hanging for murder.
Falola, in his judgement yesterday stated that the prosecution counsel proved his case against the convicts – Elijah Oyebode, 25, Yusuf Ajibade, 28, and Jelili Raji, 35 – beyond reasonable doubt.
The Judge, however, acquitted the second convict, Ajibade, of two-count charge of murder and conspiracy but convicted him on the third count charge of receiving stolen property.
Meanwhile, Justice Falola sentenced him to two years imprisonment, while Oyebode and Raji were sentenced to death by hanging. The convicts were first arraigned on Nov. 14, 2017.
State Counsel, identified as Mr Kareem Adekilekun, 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 informed the court that on that fateful day, the deceased boarded a golf car with Lagos number plate FKJ 636 DL, driven by the first convict, Oyebode.
Adekilekun also 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.
Adekilekun further said the convicts were apprehended 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.
The prosecution counsel disclosed that a charm was given to Oyebode by Raji to charm any lady that he will bring and that such lady will be unconscious.
He lastly explained that in Oyebode confessional statement, 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.