Court Sentences Prince To Death By Hanging For Killing Monarch

 

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Thursday sentenced a prince identified as Omoniyi Stephen to death by hanging for murdering the traditional ruler of Odo Oro Ekiti, Oba Gbadebo Olowoselu in Ikole local government area of Ekiti State.

Delivering the judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Kayode Ogundana, said the prosecuting counsel substantiated the allegations of murder against stephen.

The prosecuting counsel was led by Adegboyega Morakinyo.

Stephen had in August 2018 thrown the Odo-Oro-Ekiti community into apprehension and grief, following the murder of the monarch Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin was said to have been stabbed to death with a knife after a meeting of the Traditional Council, by Stephen, who was at that time suspected to be mentally unstable.

However, after listening to Counsels and evidence before him, Justice Ogundana dispelled the notion that the convict was insane.

Ogundana said the counsels’ evidence were irrefutable and they prove the case against Stephen beyond reasonable doubts.

Stephen was said to be from the same royal family as the slain traditional ruler.

He was thereafter sentenced to death by hanging for the death of the monarch.

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