A High Court, sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Wednesday sentenced one Seidu Adeyemi to death by hanging for murdering his girlfriend, Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of the former deputy governor of the state, Lasisi Oluboyo.
Justice Samuel Bola while delivery judgment in Akure said it was established, through the autopsy report, that the deceased did not die a natural death.
He said the court did not believe the defendant’s claim that two men killed Khadijat and he was asked to bury her in his room, without informing the Police.
He said the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubts that the defendant intentionally killed Khadijat. He therefore, sentenced Adeyemi to death by hanging.
The convict killed Khadijat after inviting her to his house in July 2018. It was reported that, after killing the deceased, Adeyemi buried her in his room for five days; but his father who reported to the Ondo State Police Command later exposed the deed.
The convict’s act raised suspicion from some quarters that he deliberately killed the student of the Adekunle Ajasin University for ritual purpose.
Adeyemi was later charged to court and was arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and murder.
During the trial, the defendant claimed that he was not the actual killer of the deceased, saying that his two friends killed Khadijat.
He said he was asked to bring a digger and a shovel to dig the floor and bury his late girlfriend after she had been killed.
He also claimed that the killers, whom he could not identify, warned him not to tell anybody lest he be killed.