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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Man bags death sentence for murder of Ekiti Traditional Ruler




An Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti, has sentenced one Omoniyi Stephen to death by hanging for the murder of the Traditional Ruler of Odo Oro Ekiti, Oba Gbadebo Olowoselu, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State,
Justice Kayode Ogundana, while delivering judgment said the prosecuting counsels, led by Adegboyega Morakinyo, had proved their case beyond reasonable doubt, that Stephen, indeed, murdered the monarch.

Stephen had on August 2018 thrown Odo-Oro-Ekiti community into confusion and mourning, following the murder of the monarch
Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin was said to have been stabbed to death with a knife after a meeting of the Traditional Council, by Stephen, who was at that time suspected to be insane.
However after listening to counsels and evidences before him, Justice Ogundana dispelled the notion that the convict was insane.

Stephen was said to be from the same royal family as the slained traditional ruler.