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By: Ade Adeleke
An Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure has sentenced Seidu Adeyemi to death by hanging for killing Miss Khadijat Oluboyo, first daughter of a former deputy governor of Ondo State.
Adeyemi was charged for killing his girlfriend, Khadijat Oluboyo, on July 2, 2018 and burying her inside his room at Aratusi, Oke-Aro area of Akure.
Khadijat, was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba Akoko (AAUA) until her death.
In the judgement, Justice Samuel Bola said the prosecutor and the state government’s counsel had proved beyond reasonable doubt that Adeyemi actually committed the offence he was charged for.
Adeyemi, a graduate of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), was arrested by the Ondo State Police Command in July, last year for killing the former deputy governor’s daughter for a money ritual purpose at his house in Akure and allegedly buried the deceased inside his room for six days.
The judge held that by criminal law, the convict had committed a capital offence and he should die by hanging.
After the verdict, leader of the prosecution team and State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye, expressed delight over the judgement, but described the circumstances leading to the death of the deceased as unfortunate.
Olawoye noted that the state government was interested in the case because of the circumstances leading to the death of Khadijat Oluboyo and the judgement would serve as a deterrent for other criminals.
“The state decided to take up the case in order to know what led to the death of the deceased, and we want the defendant to explain to the whole world the part he took in the killing of the lady if any, thank God the court had done justice to the case today”, the Commissioner said.
It would be recalled that the father of the deceased, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo had told newsmen when the incident happened that he would not be interested in pursuing litigation on the matter before the state government took up the issue and charged Adeyemi to court.