An Osun State High Court on Monday sentenced three persons to death over the murder of a 400-level student, Oluwafemi Timileyin Sonibare, of the department of Microbiology, Osun State University, Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The convicts were: Abdulrofiu Sakariyahu (19), Yusuf Kareem (18), Ayuba Ibrahim (20). Meanwhile, Isiaq Yusuf (40) was discharged and acquited, as the fifth person, Abdulkareem Adeoti (50) bagged 2-year imprisonment.
The Prosecutor, who was the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Dr. Basiru Ajibola, told the court that the 5 convicted persons, in connivance with one other person now at large committed an offense which contravened sections 516, 319, 242 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34 Volume 11.laws of Osun , 2002 and punishable under same.
The Defense Counsel, Mr. Kazeem Badmus, however prayed the court to temper justice with mercy towards his clients.
The presiding judge, Justice Kadijat Akano, who delivered the judgement, found the 3 convicts guilty of murder, conspiracy and misconducts.
She said the prosecution have proven his case beyond reasonable doubt, adding that the judgement would served as lesson to others who indulge in such Criminal and Hilarious acts.
The judgement was premised on the murder, improper interference with the parts and indignity to the death of late Sonibare. The convicts committed the offence on June 26, 2017, at Oke-Baale area, Osogbo.
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