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Herbseller, Two Others To Die By hanging For Killing Corps Member In Osun



An herbseller, Jelli Kareem, Okada rider, Oludayo Oludele and an electrician, Awodeji Muyiwa have been sentenced to death for killing and robbing a corps member, Adebayo Mukaila in Osogbo capital of Osun State.

The convicts pleaded not guilty when they were arraigned on October 8th, 2020 alongside one vulcanizer, Anifowose Buliaminu who they sold stolen recharge to after the robbery and killing.

During the trial, the prosecutor from the Ministry of Justice, Muyiwa Ogunleye called four witnesses; 10-year-old daughter of the deceased who her father was killed in her presence, family member, a pathologist and an investigative police officer.

For the prosecution; 4 witnesses were called including the daughter of the deceased who was at the scene when her father was shot dead, the brother of the deceased, a pathologist and IPO.

He said, “Kareem, Oludele and Muyiwa on January 28th 2020 in Omo West Area conspired to rob and kill one Mukaila of his phone, recharge card and other valuables.

He added that Biliaminu also received recharge card stolen from Mukaila, noting that offences of conspiracy, robbery, murder and possession of fire arms contravened Sections 316, 319 and 324 of Criminal Code Law. Cap.34, Vol. 2. Laws of State, 2002 and Section 27 of the Robbery and Fire arms Act Cap R11, LFN 2004.

However, the defense counsel, Shina Olaniyan, Legal Aid Counsel, Folashade Ipede and Suleiman Akano urged the court to dispelled the case against the convicts, noting that the prosecution did not prove the case of Murder,Conspiracy to Armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms against the defendants.

Delivering the judgment, Justice Adedapo Adeniji of State High Court, Ile-Ife stated that the prosecution proved all the case beyond reasonable doubt.

He sentenced them to death for the offences and discharged and acquitted Anifowose Buliaminu for receiving stolen recharge card.