Nigerian Court Sentences Teenager To Death By Hanging

An Ekiti State High Court in Ado Ekiti has sentenced 18-year-old
Tajudeen Ogunleye and 21-year-old Tosin Oluwafemi, to death by hanging
for murder, conspiracy and unlawful possession of a human skull.

The defendants were accused of committing the crimes on February 14,
2017, at Ifaki Ekiti in the Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state
by conspiring to murder one Joshua Ojo contrary to sections 516, 316,
319 and 329(a) of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State,

In her judgment, Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde sentenced each of them to
death for the offence of murder; seven years’ imprisonment for
conspiracy; and five years for unlawful possession of the human skull.

The judge said, “Every evil or good action in life attracts
consequences; in the accused persons’ case, their act has grave

“The first and second accused persons are hereby sentenced to death by
hanging and may the Lord have mercy on your souls.”

During the trial, the prosecution counsel, Eniola Arogundade, called
five witnesses and tendered exhibits, including the statements of the
accused persons and photographs of one of the accused with the skull.