A 26-year-old admission seeker, Saliu Oladayo, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend in Akure, Ondo State.
Confidence Ebere was stabbed to death by Oladayo in May 2018 at Oshinle quarters in Akure, the capital, following a disagreement between the two of them.
SaharaReportersrecall that the culprit after committing the offence, escaped and was also declared wanted by the police.
Oladayo was later apprehended and subsequently arraigned for prosecution in court.
The Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure affirmed the offence of Oladayo through the ruling given by Justice Bola Ademola.
The court said the offence of the culprit was contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319(I) of the Criminal Code cap 37, Vol. 1 laws of Ondo state of Nigeria, 2006.
According to court, all the circumstantial evidence and autopsy report revealed that “Saliu Oladayo, a secondary school leaver, stabbed the deceased on the left side of the chest and her left hand with a kitchen knife during a little misunderstanding at No 2 , Dele Ojo Quarters, Akure at about 2pm on May 15, 2018”.
In his ruling, Justice Ademola said Oladayo was found guilty of the offence and sentenced him to death by hanging.