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Man Sentenced To Death For Killing MTN Staff


Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital has
sentenced killer of a staff of telecoms giant MTN, one Ogundele David to
death by hanging.

The victim’s name is Abiola Tosin Ashinwo

In
a judgement, trial judge, Justice Adebayo Yusuf, Ogundele was convicted
on two-count charge, after more than three years of legal battle.

For
the first count charge, the convict committed an illegal act by
stabbing Ashinwo with the intention of causing her death thereby
committed offence of culpable homicide punishable with death under
Section 229 of the penal code law, Justice Yusuf said.

He was
also convicted for committing culpable homicide for causing the death of
Ashinwo by stabbing her with a knife and thereby committed offence
punishable under Section 221 of the penal code law.

The judge held that the prosecution had been able to prove the case of culpable homicide against Ogundele.

For
the first offence, the convict is to serve 25 years jail term while he
was sentenced to death by hanging for the second charge.

In
proving the case before the court, the prosecutor, Abdulmumini Adebimpe
Jimoh, called four witnesses; Inspector Yusuf Daudu, CPL Bunmi Adegboye,
Abiola Ashinwo and ASP Gbadebo Adeyemi.

The exhibit tendered by
the prosecutor include; Toyota Camry, sharp knife, a pair of rubber
slippers, photographs of the deceased, statement of the convict among
others.

Confession of the convict quoted by the prosecutor stated
as thus;… “On the 25th April, 2016, I woke up and prepared for work but
to my surprise I never knew how I found myself in Ilorin, I can never
explain how it happened because I really prepared to go to work.

“Since
I’m now in Ilorin, I called my legal wife on phone that she should get
dressed that I will take her to Omu-Aran that morning…. I got to Tosin
house, since her mum was around, I felt like saying hello to her.

“I
got there that morning. We exchanged pleasantries. Her mum said she was
happy to see me and we discussed for few minutes. Suddenly, the
atmosphere changed and an argument began and before I knew it, I have
stabbed her (Tosin) and her mum. Then, I came to myself, it was like a
scale off my eyes…”

The prosecutor had posited that the convict, through his confessional statement convicted himself.

Source:- Thenationonlineng

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Last Updated: October 18, 2019

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