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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Two Sons Of Traditional Ruler To Die By Hanging For Murder

Two brothers, Shola and Kayode Oni and one other person, are to die by hanging for the murder of one Suleiman Afolabi during a fight on Christmas day in 2012.

Also to be hanged to death alongside the two siblings is Ibrahim Omilade, the son of a traditional ruler in Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State, Chief Bashiru Omilade.

The incident happened at Eyin Ogun Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, in Lagos State when Suleiman received several machete cut which led to his death.
The accused person were found guilty for the death of the deceased by Justice Kudirat Jose of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja.

Justice Jose found the condemned persons guilty of the charges conspiracy and murder preferred against them by the prosecution team, Mr. Babatunde Oguntemowo and Mr. Olarewaju Ajanaku.

Justice Jose said in her judgment, “I pronounce the defendants guilty as charged in respect of the offence of murder and conspiracy and are hereby sentenced to death by hanging by the neck until their death.”
The trial judge however cautioned youths to learn from the ordeal that befell the convicts emphasizing that young ones should be careful of going about to attack people to settle scores.

Trouble began for the convicts when four years ago they were invited by a neighbor to celebrate the Christmas with him.
They said they were in the apartment of their host when a young boy came in and informed them that a brother to the deceased, Akeem Afolabi, had threatened to deal with them.

During trial, the convicts had told the court that they went to inquire the reason for the threat but that while discussing, Akeem ordered them to get away.
They claimed in their defence that Akeem had gone inside the house to get a machete with which he tried to attack one of them but that the attack was blocked by another person whose hand was injured in the process.
The convicts claimed that it was while they were trying to dodge Akeem who was wielding a machete and coming after them that the deceased received machete cuts in the waist region.

They said they got to know some days later that a doctor had pronounced the deceased dead.
But the trial judge faulted their testimony pointing out that it sounded rehearsed and polished.

The judge said she found the evidence presented by the prosecution witnesses led by their counsels, Messrs. Oguntemowo and Ajanaku more credible.
She subsequently jailed the convicts 12 years for the offence of conspiracy, starting from the day of arrest, and death by hanging for the offence of murder.

from The Nation.

*Please the Lawyers should explain how this works...will they serve the 12year jail term before they are hanged or both will run concurrently?


  1. They got what they deserved
    How do you kill someone and want to live? It can't happen

    RIP to them in advance.

  2. I need to understand too, don't really get it

    *Larry was here*

  3. A sad news to all the families concerned

  4. hmmmmm....sad....really sad ..... hope some persons learn from this.... violence is never the way

  5. Truly their stories sounded polished. The deceased they said was wielding a matchete at them and he now sustained matchet cuts on his body. Which means the convicts went prepared for battle and had theirs with them.

  6. erm erm.. Wetin person wan talk now! Nawa!!
    if they really did committed d crime.. all d best fun won o!

    but if there's more to it.. or otherwise, God intervene!

  7. Conspiracy and the murder itself are two different offences under the law and the prosecution usually to be on the safe side is adviced to prosecute on both offences so that if the murder for instance can not be established beyond reasonable doubt the offence of conspiracy could still hold and in that case they would have served only the jail term note that even on appeal any of these two sentences can still be quashed however if on final appeal the two offences still stand i.e both then the capital punishment of death by hanging for murder and jail term for conspiracy the capital punishment will supercede the jail term

    1. usually to be on the safe side is adviced to prosecute on both offences so that if the murder for instance can not be established beyond reasonable doubt the offence of conspiracy could still hold and in that case they would have served only the jail term------dis is wrong Rocco. If the main offence of murder fails then the conspiracy fails also. If the main offence can not be proved in court then it follows that the conspiracy offence fails too. Shikena

    2. You dey keep malice with punctuation marks?

    3. By the time appeal process will be concluded they may have served the 12years because it started counting from the day of their arrest and the case has lingered for at 3years. If the appeal courts uphold the sentence they will be so ready for the hangman's rope

    4. Stop misinforming people here conspiracy is just an agreement BTW two or more people to comit crime ,they may not have enough evidence to substantiate murder against them but may prove conspiracy against them if the ingredients constituting conspiracy can be backed with evidence even if evidence does not substantiate the murder itself.. the only point you can raise is that the conspiracy actually led to the completion of the crime therefore the conspiracy and murder should have been merged and this is no longer the case now. what you have written here is old rules and has ben abandoned, if it was then the charges would be merged,in modern day practice what I wrote up here is what obtains or you think the judge is foolish to give two separate judgments, better still why don't you tell us why the judge did that. go and read more dear and update urself

    5. Chai!This English is too much. All this legal terms ayam not understanding. 😩😩 break it a lil.

    6. I agree with Rocco.
      I remember people on death role could be there for years even without any jail term served to them. If these guys death date comes earlier while serving the jail term, they will get hanged as that is the capital punishment.


  8. See what rage can cause? Anger is a destructive spirit that resolves NOTHING. Its best to walk away whenever one is filled with rage.

    *grabs cucumber*

  9. Errmm.. ok "scratches head"

  10. When convicts are sentenced to death, they don't kill them immediately, it take a while , I guess that's where the 12 years comes into play.


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