COURT SENTENCES 3 KILLERS OF UNIOSUN STUDENT TO DEATH
AFTERMATH OF MONEY RITUALS
Justice Kudirat Akano of an Osun State high Court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has sentenced the killers of UNIOSUN student, and his accomplices to death.
A 19-year-old AbdulRafiu Zakariyahu, Yusuf Kareem, Ayuba Ibrahim, Isiaq Yusuf and AbdulKareem Adeoti, have been arraigned in connection with the killing of a 400-level student of Microbiology department, Osun State University, Timileyin Sonibare.
The accused were arraigned on three count charges of conspiracy, murder and misconduct with the corpse of the deceased.
The offences, according to the state prosecution, contravened provisions of sections 516, 319(1) and 519 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol 11, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
They had pleaded not guilty to the charges of the offences purportedly committed on June 26, 2017 at Oke Baale area, Osogbo.
Delivering the judgment on Monday, Justice Akano held that, with the totality of evidence and statement of the accused, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd accused persons, Zakariyahu, Kareem and Ibrahim, caused the death of the deceased.
Justice Akano held that the 1st convict had admitted in his confessional statement that he killed Timileyin, while the prosecution has proved the case against the 2nd and 3rd as accomplices in the killing.
The court said there was no cogent evidence before the court that the fourth and fifth accused, Yusuf and Adeoti, involved in the killing of the undergraduate student.
The court, however, convicted the 5th accused, Adeoti, for aiding the escape of one Yahya, who is now at large, saying “the 5th accused is the godfather of the criminal.
Credit: City Mirror News