Just In: Ondo Man To Die by Hanging for Killing Neighbour

Just In: Ondo Man To Die by Hanging for Killing Neighbour

  • The court in Ondo state has sentenced an aged man to death following his brutal action towards his neighbour
  • Justice O.S Kuteyi of the Ondo State High Court held that the accused deliberately attacked the deceased by hitting him on his head using a cutlass
  • The court took the decision despite argument by the defense that the accused was mentally unstable

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Ondo state, Akure - The Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has delivered a verdict in the case involving a middle-aged man, Joseph Abayomi, and his neighbour.

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An aged man to die by hanging over the brutal murder of his neighbour. Photo credit: Federal High Court
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The court in its judgment delivered on Monday, November 27, sentenced Mr. Abayomi to death for hacking his neighbour, identified as Thomas Oluwole, to death in Ondo state.

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Daily Trust reports that Abayomi was sentenced by the court after he was found guilty of killing Oluwole in 2021 at the Ijoka area of Akure, the state capital.

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How the aged man killed his neighbour, details emerge

The convict was said to have been involved in an argument of well water poisoning with the deceased (his neighbour).

During the heated argument, Abayomi was said to have attacked the deceased, a 63-year-old bricklayer ,with a machete at his neck and other parts of his body.

He was later arrested by the police following a report and subsequently charged to court.

The court's final judgment

Mr Joseph was arraigned before the court on a one-count charge of murder as filed by an assistant chief legal officer, Omotola Ologun, of the state Ministry of Justice.

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During the proceedings, the convict was said to have claimed to be “insane” while committing the crime.

After a series of arguments from both the prosecuting and defence counsels, the court found Abayomi guilty of the offence.

Delivering his judgment, the trial judge, Justice O.S Kuteyi, sentenced Abayomi to death by hanging, Premium Times report added.

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