A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State has sentenced one Chukudi Onweniwe to death by hanging for
Justice Bola while delivering judgement in Akure, said that one Dr. Pelemo, a staff of Ondo State Specialist Hospital, who described the abnormal state of the deceased’s neck and fracture of the skull, carried out an autopsy, which suggested that the deceased had been attacked with an object with a blunt edge which led to her death.
The judge said that the prosecution proved the case beyond reasonable doubt in three out of the four count charges but failed to prove the case of rape against the accused person.
He therefore found him guilty as charged on three counts and sentenced him.
Justice Bola declared that “On the count of kidnapping, he was sentenced to life imprisonment, on strangulating and choking, he was sentenced to death by hanging and on murder, he was also sentenced to death by hanging.
Onweniwe, a HND student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo was dragged before the court in May 2017 on a four count charge of action endangering life, kidnapping and abduction, rape and murder.
According to the prosecutor, Jumoke Ogunjebi, the accused person abducted the deceased and took her “to a farm near Alayere, Ogbese, raped her and then snuffed life out of her by choking and strangulating her to death.
The police prosecutor, Inspector John Aderibigbe said that one of the motorcyclists who testified in the case reported the suspicious movement of the accused person and the deceased at the police station.
Aderibigbe said that the case was later transferred to Special Anti Cultism Squad in Akure.