A 39-year-old mechanic, Musiliu Owolabi,has been sentenced to death by hanging in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital for killing his lover, Afusat Idowu, an offence which contravened the provisions of Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State, 2006.
Penpushing reports that, the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, convicted Owolabi on a count charge of murder, and held that the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty as charged.
The prosecution counsel, James Mafe, earlier told the court that the convict committed the offence on February 1, 2018, at Camp area of Abeokuta, adding that he took Afusat to a hotel for pleasure, where she thereafter complained of stomach aches.
“The convict took her to his vehicle. On his way, he noticed she was dead and he secretly took the deceased to an uncompleted building, dug a shallow grave and buried her without disclosing to anybody’.
“The convict was arrested when a younger brother of the deceased went to a police station to complain that his sister, who told him she was going for a naming ceremony at Bode Olude area, never returned,” the counsel submitted.
Penpushing further reports that, the counsel said that during investigation, the police discovered that the convict was the last person who spoke with the deceased, adding, “on his arrest, he made a confessional statement to the police and took a police team where he buried his lover,”
Meanwhile, it is recalled that the convict was arraigned on November 12, 2019, and had pleaded not guilty.
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