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An Ogun state High Court sitting in Aiyetoro on Monday sentenced a man, Adelake Bara, to death by hanging for shooting to death one Olaleye Oke, who he accused of having illicit affairs with one of his three wives
Justice Patricia Oduniyi in her judgment held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Bara was guilty of the charge.
The judge submitted that Bara contravened the Criminal Code of Ogun and convicted him on a one-count charge of murder.
During the trial, state prosecuting counsel, Miss T.O Adeyemi, a Senior State Counsel said that the convict committed the offence on May 1, 2018, at about 6 p.m., at Afodan Farm Settlement, Ijoun, in Aiyetoro area of Ogun.
Adeyemi said that the deceased was on his farm when Bara met him and accused him of having a love affair with one of his wives.
Th prosecutor saud “Bara who has three wives brought out a gun and shot Oke in the head, while the latter was trying to explain that he had no affair with any of Bara’s wives as accused,.”
The counsel said the gunshot to Oke’s head led to his death.
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