A man, Idowu Kayode, has been sentenced to death by hanging over murder and robbery of 200 Naira.
Justice K. M. Akano of the High Court in Osogbo, handed down the capital punishment on Thursday.
At the hearing, it was learnt that on August 3, 2009 two men – Idowu and Femi – awakened Mrs Aina Ogbonmoniyi at about 1:00 a.m. local time and asked her how much she had at home, but they could not find anything other than a 200 Naira note in her room.
After their search yielded no tangible result, they asked her to awaken her neighbour, Mrs Florence Ajayi.
One of the assailants took a cutlass from Mrs Aina’s room and forced their way into her neighbour’s room.
While in Mr Ajayi’s room, they asked her how much she had at home, pushed her to the floor and went back to lock Mrs Aina inside her room.
While giving her testimony in court, Mrs Aina said that “after the two assailant left the scene of the crime she found her neighbour dead”.
In a document put before the High court by Principal State counsel, Mr Faremi Moses, the statement of Mrs Aina Ogbomoniyi read: ” I was invited to police station to identify who robbed me and killed one Florence Ajayi Akinyemi on 3rd.
“Out of the eight people, men of same height placed on the same line, I looked round and identified Kayode and Femi because they are the ones that robbed me on the day of the incident and killed the deceased, Florence Ajayi.
“Nobody taught me or showed me anybody to be pointed or identify”.
Delivering judgement, Justice Akano said that “the convict is guilty of conspiracy, murder and armed robbery”, and sentenced him to death by hanging.