An Ondo State High Court has sentenced one Pastor Kolawole Samson to death by hanging over the murder of a man identified as Ayo Olaniyi four years ago.
The Pastor was in 2016 arrested over the killing of the victim after he inflicted an injury on the deceased’s head with a cutlass at Gberinlegi Village, via Okeigbo, which later led to his death at the hospital.
He was sentenced by the trial judge, Justice Ademola Bola
The state Attorney General and Justice Commissioner represented by two government counsel Mr Olusegun Akeredolu and Mrs Omotola Ologun, had told the court that the accused had on 3rd of March, 2016, inflicted deep cut injury on the head of the deceased, The Vanguard reports.
They said that the injury was inflicted on him when he went to hunt for frogs with three other friends at a fish pond owned by the convict.
According to them the offence was contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State (2006).
The accused person claimed he was not guilty of the offence. However, in his judgement yesterday, Justice Ademola Bola ruled that all evidence adduced before the court during the trial in the last four years, showed that the accused was guilty of killing the deceased person.
Justice Bola thereafter ruled that Samson Kolawole should die by hanging.