By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
A state high court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced one Adedara Aladesugba (40) to life imprisonment for attempted murder, acts intended to cause grievous harm and assault.
Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde, said in his judgment that the accused is found guilty on all the 3 charges accordingly, he is sentenced to life imprisonment on count 1&2 while he is sentenced to three years imprisonment on count 3.
“All the sentences are to run concurrently, “ she said.
In the charge sheet, the act was committed on or about 26/08/2017 at Aramoko Ekiti, when he attempted to murder, intended to cause grievous harm and occasioning harm one Okere Olusesan contrary to sections 320,332 and 355 of the criminal code, Cap C16, laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012.
According to the victim, the convict is a sibling, on that fateful day, the accused trailed him to his house.
He stated that the accused was beating him mercilessly before cutting his stomach with broken bottle and he was later rushed to the hospital for safety.
To prove his case, the prosecutor, Bola Oyewole called four witnesses, exhibit tendered include; petition letter to the Commissioner of Police, photographs of the cutting stomach of the victim, a medical report, statement of the accused among others.
The convict spoke in his own defence through his lawyer, Yinka Opaleke, and called no witnesses.