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COURT SENTENCES PASTOR TO DEATH OVER KILLING OF SEVEN-YEAR OLD FOR RITUAL

COURT SENTENCES PASTOR TO DEATH OVER KILLING OF SEVEN-YEAR OLD FOR RITUAL

The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced one Pastor Erinmole Adetokunbo and one Adedoyin Oyekanmi to death for killing a seven-year-old boy for ritual purposes.
The trial judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo gave the order on Tuesday in Lagos.
The convicts, who were said to have committed the offence on June 7, 2017 at No. 6, Oke Oniburokun St., Odokekere, Ikorodu, Lagos, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
The government said the duo cut off the child’s head and buried it and threw the body into a canal.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo noted that the evidence before the court, “The defendants have committed a heinous crime and deserve no mercy.

“They have cruelly and intentionally killed a seven-year-old boy.
This deprived him and his family of a bright destiny.
“Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State imposes the death penalty for premeditated murder, and I have no hesitation in imposing the said punishment.
”I hereby sentence Adedoyin Oyekanmi and Erinwole Adetokunbo to death for killing Kazeem Rafiu. May God have mercy on your souls.”

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