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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Driver Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Killing Employer's Mother...

Wicked man!






An Ikeja High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a driver, Olalekan Hameed, to death by hanging for the December 1, 2018 murder of Mrs Jolasun Okunsanya, 76, the mother of his employer, Adetayo.

Justice Mojisola Dada delivered the judgment in the Lagos State Judiciary’s maiden virtual court session.

The proceedings were approved by Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba, in line with the Lagos State Judiciary Remote Hearing of Cases COVID-19 Pandemic Period Practice Direction.

The court session for the charge marked ID/9006C/2019, held online via a video app Zoom. It began at 11am and ended before 2pm.

The judge, defendant, his team of counsel, the prosecution team led by Lagos State Solicitor-General Ms Titilayo Shitta-Bey and all witnesses participated in the session remotely from different locations via the Zoom app.

Hameed was arraigned on March 6, 2019 on a two-count charge of murder and stealing on Charge No. ID/9006C/2019.

He pleaded not guilty, following which trial commenced.

The prosecution called several witnesses and tendered exhibits including the coroner’s report, stolen N97, 500 and $117 recovered from the defendant and a confessional statement, among others.

“The only money I took was the N1, 000, any other money I don’t know about it. I did not kill Mrs Jolaso Ogunsanya,” Hakeem told the judge during the trial.

But Justice Dada noted that prosecution witnesses’ testimonies that Hakeem was the only one with the deceased at the time of death and he was also seen scaling the fence of the deceased’s building afterwards, among others, were not disproved.

She said: “It is also an established fact that although the defendant went to the house of the crime to steal, the surprise of the deceased stumbling upon him led him to not just pushing the deceased, but actually strangulating her in a bid to keep her from crying out.

“The case is clear… I have not found any contradiction with the evidence of the prosecution witness that can be deemed material or weighty enough to cast any doubt on the case of the prosecution against the defendant in this case… The facts of the case are incompatible with the innocence of the defendant but rather his guilt on the two counts.

“… the defendant is hereby found guilty of this count two of murder and is hereby convicted as charged and accordingly sentenced to death.

“The sentence of this court upon you, Olalekan Hameed, is that you be hanged by the neck until you be pronounced dead and may the Lord have mercy upon your soul. This is the virtual judgment of the court.”

Top members of the Judiciary and Ministry of Justice also participated in the proceedings virtually.

Justice Dada conducted proceedings from High Court 10 in Ikeja, the defendant Hameed was at Kirikiri Maximum Correctional Centre, Apapa while the counsels were at different locations.
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14 comments:

  1. When will Nigerian prosecutors start using forensics to nail their cases?

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  2. Good riddance to bad rubbish....

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  3. This is so sad. Thank God justice was served.

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  4. Too much evil in the land.may God help us

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  5. Ah! Thunder you are wasting your bullet. Wicked man.

    Has justice been served? Tomorrow now one government will say presidential pardon and this idiot will dodge justice. Shebi i hear say Clifford Orji has been released, person say e dey see am around area were him dey stay. Na hear i say i hear o i no see o. #Executehimimmediately#

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  6. I'm hearing crickets on this post. Just 8 comments?

    If it was man killed his mother in law or wife killed husband, SDK Soldiers would have with landed with 300 comments with Ceaser leading with one long ass epistle lol.

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  7. Heartless man.

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  8. He may have killed the woman or may have been unlucky to have stolen from the wrong person at the wrong time. The woman was 76, a whole lot of things could have gone wrong. The judge is wicked

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  9. Yea and he doesnt have a good lawyer because there is no concrete evidence saying he killed the woman and if it's going by what she said above he should be sentenced for man slaughter and not murder

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