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An Ikeja Special Offences Court, on Tuesday, sentenced one Pastor Erinmole Adetokunbo and one Adedoyin Oyekanmi to death for killing a seven-year-old boy for ritual purposes.
The presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, sentenced the duo who changed their pleas from not guilty to guilty on Monday.
The convicts were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
According to the Lagos State Government, the convicts committed the offences on June 7, 2017, at No. 6, Oke Oniburokun St., Odokekere, Ikorodu, Lagos.
The government said the duo cut off the child’s head, buried it on a church altar, and threw the body into a canal.
The judge held that the case was pathetic, saying the duo conspired and murdered the child.
“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 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,” Justice Taiwo said.
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