Ekiti State Court Sentences Man To Death By Hanging Over Murder Of Okada Driver

Justice Olukayode Ogundana of an Ekiti State High Court has sentenced one Ajakaiye Toyin to death by hanging for the murder of one Afe Omonyi, a commercial Motorcyclist,(Okada driver)on 23/08/2018 along Agbado/Ode Ekiti road.
Court records said the Okada driver conveyed the convict from Agbado-Ekiti on the fateful day to his farm, along Ode -Ekiti road, on an agreed transportation fare of #150.00.

On getting to the farm, the convict offered the Okada man #200.00 and demanded a N100.00 change to which the Okada man objected and gave him a N50.00 change.

A fight thereafter ensued and the convict strangulated the Okada man to death by tying a rope around his neck, he also dug a shallow grave and buried him.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Julius Ajibare, who prosecuted the case for the State, called 4 witnesses and tendered 7 exhibits to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Omoniyi Idowu represented the convict.

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