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Osun Court Sentences 3 Persons To Death For Killing Corps Member

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Three men were on Tuesday sentenced to death by hanging by an Osun State High Court sitting in Ile-Ife, for killing a corps member, Mukaila Adebayo, during a robbery operation in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Jelili Kareem, a herbal seller, Oludayo Oludele, a commercial motorcyclist, and Muyiwa Awodeji, an electrician were the defendants in the matter.

According to reports, the convicts had on January 28, 2020, in the Omo West Area of Osogbo allegedly conspired to rob Adebayo, who at the time was a corp member.

The offences committed were said to be contrary to and punishable under Sections 316, 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code Law. Cap.34, Vol. 2. Laws of State, 2002.

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However, standing trial on offences bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and murder, the defendants first appeared in court on October 8, 2020, and pleaded not guilty to all the counts pressed against them.

Muyiwa Ogunleye, who is the prosecutor from the Ministry of Justice, said while addressing the court during the trial, that the daughter of the deceased was at the scene when Adebayo was shot dead by the defendants.

In his judgmental, Justice Adedapo Adeniji, held that the prosecution had proven that the defendants committed the crime and subsequently convicted three of them for murder and armed robbery.


Adeniji thereafter sentenced Kareem, Oludele and Awodeji to death by hanging.

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