LEAD CITY STUDENT SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR STABBING FELLOW STUDENT

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Owolabi, from Physical and Health Education Department was found guilty of killing a fellow student, Mr. Kolawole by stabbing him to death with a bottle.

Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte, while delivering his judgement on Wednesday March 8, 2017 ruled that the evidence before him showed that the accused committed the crime as charged and as such the accused be sentenced to death by hanging to serve as deterrent to others.

The Judge further established that the crime is punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38 Vol. II Law of Oyo State 2000.

According to The News Agency of Nigeria, Barr. A. Olawale, the prosecutor who is also a Deputy Director in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice had earlier informed the court that that the convict stabbed his victim with a broken bottle in the neck, following a misunderstanding between him and the deceased.

He further stated that the incident happened on January 12, 2014 at toll-gate area of Ibadan and the injury sustained as a result of the stabbing resulted to the death of Mr. Kolawole.

 

Source: The Page Nigeria

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