A Court In Ondo Sentences A Pastor To Death By Hanging For Murder

A High Court in Ondo state has sentenced a Pastor who goes by the name, Kolawole Samson, to death by hanging for the murder of Ayo Olaniyi in Okeigbo council area of the state four years ago.

The trial judge, Justice Ademola Bola delivered judgement that Pastor Kolawole was guilty of inflicting injury on the deceased’s head with a cutlass at Gberinlegi Village, via Okeigbo, which later caused his death at the hospital.

The state Attorney General and Justice Commissioner represented by two government counsel Mr Olusegun Akeredolu and Mrs Omotola Ologun, had informed the court that the accused had on 3rd of March, 2016, injured the deceased by inflicting a deep cut on his head.

They added that the injury was inflicted on him when he went hunting for frogs along with three other friends at a fish pond owned by the convict.

According to them the offence was contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State (2006).

The accused stuck to his plea of “not guilty” of the offence. His judgement yesterday, by Justice Ademola Bola was ruled that all available evidence before the court during the trial in the last four years, pointed to the accused being guilty of killing the deceased.

Justice Bola thereafter ruled that Samson Kolawole should die by hanging



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