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General News of Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

Man to die by hanging in Ogun for killing wife's suspected lover

Justice Patricia Oduniyi of an Aiyetoro High Court in Ogun state has sentenced one, Adelake Bara, to death by hanging for shooting and killing one Olaleye Oke, who he accused of having illicit affairs with one of his three wives.

Delivering judgment in the case today June 20, Justice Oduniyi held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Bara was guilty of the charge. She held that Bara contravened the Criminal Code of Ogun and convicted him on a one-count charge of murder.

During the trial, state prosecuting counsel, Miss T.O Adeyemi, a Senior State Counsel said that the convict committed the offense on May 1, 2018, at about 6 p.m., at Afodan Farm Settlement, Ijoun, in Aiyetoro area of Ogun.

Adeyemi said that the deceased was on his farm when Bara met him and accused him of having a love affair with one of his wives.

“Bara who has three wives brought out a gun and shot Oke in the head, while the latter was trying to explain that he had no affair with any of Bara’s wives as accused," she said

The council said the gunshot to Oke’s head led to his death.