Appeal court affirms death sentence by hanging in Ekiti | Dailytrust

Appeal court affirms death sentence by hanging in Ekiti

A Court of Appeal, sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Friday affirmed the judgment of a High Court in Ekiti which sentenced one Sunday Jimoh to death by hanging.

Jimoh was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Dayo Ogunmoye of the State High Court on December 30, 2017. The convict was said to have committed the crime at Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area of the state.

Dissatisfied with the judgement of the high court, Jimoh approached the appellate court, seeking to upturn the decision of the trial court.

The Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. Julius Ajibare, who led the prosecution team, argued that the case lacked merit.

The judge, Justice Obi Elechiu, however sentenced him to death by hanging. “Having listened to the arguments from both the prosecution and the defence counsel, the court of appeal upholds the judgement of the lower court and dismisses the convict’s appeal for lack of merit,’’ the judge stated.


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