Court Sentences Three To Death For Attempted Murder Of UNILORIN Professor

Published 2 years ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 02:22 PM, 31/03/2017 (2 years ago)

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Three suspects have been sentenced to death by a High Court in Ilorin, for robbery and attempted murder of a professor with the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdullahi Onimisi. One of the suspects, Opeyemi Esan was a former driver of Prof. Onimisi before he was dismissed. It was learnt that Esan was angry over his dismissal from work and had conspired with one Mr. Benjamin Musa and Mr. Oluwasegun Ajiboye, to kill the professor.

The Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kamalden Ajibade, who led the prosecution, told the court that the professor disengaged the service of Esan due to his unruly behaviour.
Ajibade said the offence was committed on September 10, 2016 at the Senior Staff Quarters, University of Ilorin.
“The accused, while armed with weapons, including guns and machetes, robbed Onimisi and his family of their property, including a car, handsets, jewellery, and other valuables. “The prof and his son were inflicted with severe injuries from machete cuts,”
Ajibade said.

According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 1 (2) Robbery and Firearms Act, Cap R 11, LFN 2004. The suspects, however, pleaded guilty to the charges of robbery and murder preferred against them.
Esan confessed that he conspired with other suspects; Musa and Ajiboye to deal with his former boss because he was aggrieved over his dismissal. Justice H. Saleeman in his ruling sentenced the accused persons to death by hanging.

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morgan1 at 02:33 PM, 31/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Ahhhh!!! this Esan guy is gone,,,,
benosky4 at 07:53 PM, 31/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Poorman always get the best law can offer, Why?

chukkychukky at 09:30 PM, 31/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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gogoman at 09:55 PM, 31/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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attempted only mmmm if dem come kill am nko
akinmanchy at 12:01 PM, 1/04/2017 (2 years ago)
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Na wa ooo

Larry28 at 02:34 PM, 3/04/2017 (2 years ago)
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