Court Sentences A Lead City University Student To Death By Hanging

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Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of an Ibadan High Court, Oyo State has sentenced a 200 level student of Lead City University, Ibadan, Moshood Owolabi, to death by hanging for stabling his fellow student, Seun Kolawole, to death, two years ago.

The judgement was delivered on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

NAN reports that Owolabi of the Physical and Health Education Department was responsible for the death of Kolawole as he stabbed him with a bottle.

The judge said the counsel prosecuting the case, Mr A. Olawale, a Deputy Director in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.

He said that the evidence before him showed that the accused committed the offence as charged.

Justice Gbolagunte further held that the accused should be sentenced to death by hanging to serve as a deterrent to others, urging parents to always monitor their children to prevent them from misbehaving.

Olawale had earlier told the court that the convict stabbed Kolawole with a broken bottle in the neck, following a misunderstanding between him and the deceased.

He said that the injury sustained as a result of the stabbing resulted to the death of Kolawole.

Olawale said that the incident happened on Jan. 12, 2014 at toll-gate area of Ibadan.

The offence is punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38 Vol. II Law of Oyo State 2000.



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