COUPLE TO DIE BY HANGING FOR KILLING BUSINESS WOMAN IN ILE-IFE
There was wailing inside an Osun State High Court sitting in Ile Ife after it sentenced a couple to death by hanging for the murder of one Mrs. Bukola Taiwo of Ikeketu, Ile Ife.
The couple identified as Fatai Jimoh and his wife, Lateefat were sentenced to death by Justice Adedotun Onibokun, who delivered the judgement on Wednesday
The prosecutor had told the court during the trial that Fatai strangulated the victim, while his wife smashed Taiwo’s head with a sledge hammer after which the couple removed the victim’s purse and stole N48,780.00 on 12th August, 2009.
The Principal State Counsel, Mr. Faremi Moses, brought four witnesses to court and presented a sledge hammer which the couple used in murdering the victim and other exhibits before the court to prove the case.
There was weeping and wailing inside the court as the judge delivered the verdict and policemen present had to order two aged men who were weeping out of the court room.