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Man gets death sentence for murder

Justice Oyindamola Adesola Ogala of a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a middle-aged man, Moses Haruna to death by hanging after the court found him guilty of offence of murder.

Justice Ogala who pronounced the convict guilty of the two-count charge of conspiracy to murder and murder offences preferred against him held that the prosecution has proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt as stipulated by law.

The court, therefore, sentenced the convict to death without any option for killing one Oriyomi Olu two years ago at Anthony village, Lagos.

The convict was arraigned before the court in November 2020 on the two-count charge, for which he pleaded not guilty.

He was accused of conspiracy to murder contrary to section 233 of the criminal law, CH 17, vol. 3 laws of Lagos State 2015 as well as Murder contrary to section 223 of the Criminal Law, CH17, vol.3 laws of Lagos State 2015.

The trial lasted for about one and half years and eventually the court concluded the trial and found the convict culpable.

The moment he was convicted, the convict broke down and was immediately handcuffed by the warden from the Correctional Center.

Reporting by Wahab Akinlade; Editing by Omotola Oguneye