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Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Owner Of Farm Where He Had Been Stealing Yam tubers In Ekiti

On Monday Dele Ojo, 26 has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing the owner of the farmland he was always going to steal tubers of yam from. The incident occurred on or about September 13, 2018, at Iroko Ekiti in Ijero Council area of Ekiti State when he murdered one Ajayi Adewole.

Justice Abiodun Adesodun, in the court judgment of an Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division said:

 “The circumstances of this case do not allow for a recommendation of clemency to the governor on behalf of the accused.

“Therefore, the defendant is hereby sentenced to death by hanging, may the Lord have mercy upon his soul,”

According to an eyewitness;

“The defendant had been stealing the deceased’s yam for a long time, but on that fateful day, they went to hide in the farm in order to arrest the culprit.

“About 2:00 a.m, they saw the defendant carrying hunting lamp on his head, pretending to be hunting and started uprooting yam, the deceased shouted his name, to evade arrest, he shot the deceased at close range and ran away, though, he was rushed to Ijero Ekiti Specialist Hospital where he was confirmed dead,” 

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