Ogun: Man sentence to death by hanging for shooting 11- year-old girl to death.

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An Abeokuta High Court on Monday, sentenced a 23- year-Old man Azeez Akinpelu to death by hanging for killing one

Akinpelu, who reside at Owode area in Ogun, was convicted on a six count charge of Conspiracy, Possession of fire arms, manslaughter, attempted murder, and murder.

Delivering her judgment, Justice O.O Stanley, held that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Akinpelu was guilty as charge.

She said the offence committed contravene section 324, 316, 319 and 320 of the criminal code laws of Ogun and sec 27(1)(b)(1) of
firearms Act Cap Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2014.

She thereafter, gave Akinpelu multiple sentence for the offences.

“I here by sentence you Azeez Akinpelu to death by hanging “you shall be hung until you are dead, may God have mercy on you

“You are also sentenced to life imprisonment for manslaughter and attempted murder with three-month imprisonment with hard labour for possession of firearms,”she said.

Earlier, during the trial, the senior state prosecuting counsel, who pleaded anonymity, said that the convict committed the offence on March 27, 2021 at about 6:00pm at Atala People Igbeyin, Owode Egbe area of Ogun.

The counsel, said the defendant conspired among his friends to murder one Rokibat Odeyale by shooting her on her head with a local pistol.

She explained that on March 27 2021 the people of Igbeyin were celebrating Orile Igbeyin day, when they heard a gun shot from the crowd.

She said the gun shot was shot by the defendant directly to where some children were dancing cultural entertaining the guest.

“The gun shot hitted two sisters, one named rokibat 11years old was shot on the head, while the other girl Fatia sustained injury on her hand and leg, they were immediately both rushed to the hospital.

They were both taken to Federal Medical Center, Idi-Aba and rokibat was later transfered to UCH Ibadan were she died,”the prosecuting counsel said.

She added that while the defendant was been chased and accosted he was found with a bag which contained a locally made pistol, cartridge, charm, knife and a padlock

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