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Lead City University Student Gets Death Sentence For Killing Fellow Student

Lead City University Student Gets Death Sentence For Killing Fellow Student

A 200 level student of Lead City University, Ibadan, Moshood Owolabi has been sentenced to death by hanging for stabbing his fellow student to death on the 12th day of Jan. 2014.

Delivering the judgment on Wednesday, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of an Ibadan High Court sentenced Owolabi to death by hanging for stabbing one Seun Kolawole with a broken bottle two years ago following a misunderstanding between him and the deceased.

Justice Adegboye stated that the injury sustained as a result of the stabbing resulted to the death of Kolawole.

He said the counsel prosecuting the case, Mr A. Olawale, a Deputy Director in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and the accused is guilty as charged.

He ruled that the accused should be sentenced to death by hanging to serve as a deterrent to others.

Addressing this, the chief judge advised parents to always monitor their children to prevent them from misbehaving.

He announced that the offence is punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38 Vol. II Law of Oyo State 2000.

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