By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
An Osun state High Court sitting in Ikirun, has sentenced two persons, Elijah Oyebode, 25, and Jelili Raji (aka Ifa), 35, to death by hanging for killing a 400-level student of Osun State University, (UNIOSUN), Miss Rofiat Damilola Adebisi.
The convicts were arraigned on three count charges bothering on conspiracy and murder in November 2017.
According to the charge sheet, the offences were contrary to Sections 324, 316 and punishable under Sections 319 and 322 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol II, Laws of Osun state, 2002.
The prosecution from the state Ministry of Justice led by Kareem Adekilekun, told the court that the deceased boarded a Golf Car with Registration number, Lagos FKJ 636 DL driven by Oyebode on the 22nd December, 2016 from Ipetu-Ijesa campus of the university.
Adekilekun further informed the court that the body of Rofiat Damilola Adebisi was later found by the roadside along Egbeda/Iragbiji Road on the 23rd of December, 2016.
According to him, “Yusuf Ajibade was arrested through the deceased phone (IPHONE 5) which he sold to Quadri on the instruction of Oyebode.
“Oyebode in his statement said Jelili Raji asked him to supply him a maid and gave him a charm to touch any lady he intended to bring and the lady will not argue with him.
“He confessed that he collected N10,000 for the job to take the victim to Raji’s shrine.”
During the trial, the prosecution counsel called five witnesses including a police officer in the Homicide Section, State Criminal Investigation Department and an officer of the Department of State Security Service, who tracked the mobile phone of the deceased.
The presiding judge, Justice Oyejide Falola said the prosecution counsel has proved his case beyond reasonable doubt and found Oyebode and Raji guilty of murder and conspiracy.
The court subsequently sentenced the convicts to death by hanging.
Meanwhile, one Yusuf Ajibade, who reportedly bought the phone was sentenced to two years imprisonment for receiving stolen property.