Man,39 to die by hanging for killing lover

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An Abeokuta High Court presided over by the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, yesterday, sentenced a 39-year-old automobile mechanic, Musiliu Owolabi, to death by hanging for killing his lover, Afusat Idowu.

The CJ while delivering her judgment, submitted that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubts that Owolabi was guilty of the offence charged, hence, convicted him.

Dipeolu, said the offence committed contravened the provisions of section 319 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun 2006.

She held that the evidence presented by the prosecution was tenable and therefore, sentenced Owolabi to death by hanging.

The state prosecution counsel, Mr James Mafe, Director of legal Drafting, Planning Research and Statistics, had earlier said the convict committed the offence on Feb.1, 2018, at Camp area in Abeokuta.

The convict, according to the prosecution counsel, took his lover to a hotel for pleasure after a while she complained of stomachache and later started foaming from her mouth.

Report has it that the convict took the lady to his vehicle, on his way he noticed she was dead, and secretly took her to an uncompleted building, dug a shallow grave and buried her without disclosing to anybody.

The convict was arrested when the younger brother of the deceased went to the police station to complain that his sister who told him she was going for a naming ceremony at Bode Olude area never returned.

Upon police investigation, with the help of tracking the deceased phone, it was discovered that the convict was the last person that spoke with the deceased.

On his arrest, he made a confessional statement to the police and took them to where he buried the lady.

The convict had earlier been arraigned on Nov. 12, 2019, and had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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