An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced three persons to death for killing one Timileyin Sonibare, for money ritual in 2017. Justice Kudirat Akano gave the order, while delivering judgement on the case filed against the convicts by the state government.
TVC News Correspondent, Rafiu Hammed reports that Timileyin Sonibare, was a 400 Level student of Microbiology at the Osun State University. He was killed on the 26th of June 2017 at Oke Baale area in Osogbo by these convicts while his head and arm were also cut off and roasted for money rituals.
Five persons were brought to court in connection with the case, one of them, Isiaka Yusuf was acquitted while the oldest among them, AbdulKareem Adeoti was sentenced to two years imprisonment.
In the two hours judgement delivered by Justice Kudirat Akano, the court held that the prosecution has proved his case beyond reasonable doubt.
Counsel to the state government, Ajibola Basiru said the judgement will serve as deterrent to others.
The convicts, AbdulRafiu Zakariyah, Yusuf Kareem and Ayuba Ibrahim had pleaded guilty to the offence of murder, conspiracy and misconduct with corpse levelled against them.