On Wednesday, March 8, the Ibadan High Court, sentenced a 200 level Lead City University student to death by hanging for stabbing his fellow student to death.
In his ruling, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of an Ibadan High Court condemned Owolabi to death by hanging for causing the death of one Seun Kolawole, two years ago. A Physical and Health Education Department student, Owolabi caused the death of Kolawole by stabbing him with a bottle.
The judge who is the Deputy Director in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice, A. Olawale had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt. He said that the evidence tendered before him showed that the accused committed the offence as charged.
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He sentenced him to death by hanging to serve as deterrent to others. The judge further advised parents to always watch their children to prevent them from misbehaving and causing harm to others.
The prosecutor had earlier told the court that the convict stabbed Kolawole with a broken bottle in the neck, following a misunderstanding between him and the deceased. He explained that the injury sustained as a result of his action resulted to the death of the victim.
Olawale said that the incident happened on Jan. 12, 2014 at toll-gate area of Ibadan. He added that the offence was punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 38, Vol. II Law of Oyo State, 2000.
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