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Man, 23, to die by hanging for killing minor in Ogun

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, on Monday, sentenced 23-year-old Azeez Akinpelu to death by hanging for killing a minor, one Rokibat Odeyale. …

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, on Monday, sentenced 23-year-old Azeez Akinpelu to death by hanging for killing a minor, one Rokibat Odeyale. 

Akinpelu, who resides in the Owode area in Ogun State, was convicted on a six-count charge of conspiracy, possession of firearms, manslaughter, attempted murder, and murder.  

The convict committed the offence on March 27, 2021, at about 6:00 pm at Atala People Igbeyin, Owode Egbe area of Ogun.  

He was said to have conspired with his friends to murder one Rokibat Odeyale by shooting her on her head with a local pistol. 

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The people of Igbeyin were celebrating Orile Igbeyin Day when they heard a gunshot from the crowd. 

The gunshot, according to the prosecutor, was shot by the defendant directly to where some children were dancing culturally, and entertaining the guests. 

Justice O.O Stanley held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Akinpelu was guilty as charged. 

She handed Akinpelu multiple sentences for the offences, including death by hanging.

 

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