In Osun State, two partners in crime identified as Abiodun Orisakunle and Olayinka Opadokun have been sentenced to death by hanging for murdering one Adeoye Matthew.
The two suspects pleaded not guilty for the crime which was bordered on conspiracy and murder.
However, after proper investigations, Newsrock Reporters learned that Justice Falola pronounced the suspect guilty as all investigations been carried out proved that they participated in the murder.
According to the police, the offense of Orisakunle, 21; Opadokun, 29 and Femi Aroyehun, 24 contravened “sections 319 (1), 316 (1) and 324 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 34, Vol. 2, Laws of Osun State.”
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While the case lasted, the prosecution team from the Ministry of Justice, led by Philips Afolayan called Oladipupo Damilare, Sergeant Aina Clement and Sergeant Josephine Erokpo to prove its case.
In its presentation before the court, the prosecution said the late Matthew Adeoye was returning from work with his friend, Damilare Oladipupo, on March 9, 2017, walking along Babjo Secondary School, Idi- Iroko Area, Ikirun, Osun State.
One of the accused, Orisakunle, it was learned, hit the deceased with a motorcycle and an argument ensued between them.
In the melee that followed, some members of a group known as Olowoaye Boys intervened and took side with Orisakunle, and chased both Adeoye and Oladipupo away.
They eventually caught up with Adeoye and lynched him, thereby inflicting grievous wounds on his head.
Residents of the area where the attack occurred were said to have reported the incident to the police, whose operatives moved Adeoye to Araromi Hospital, Ikirun where he died a few hours after.
Barrister Afolayan also tendered the statements of the nominal complainants as well as those of the three accused persons before the court.
The Defence Counsel, L. S. Bello, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.
In his judgment, Justice Falola said the prosecution “proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt” and found Orisakunle and Opadokun guilty of murder.
The third accused, Femi Aroyehun, was however discharged and acquitted.