A Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin has sentenced the murderers of Olajide Blessing Omowumi, an undergraduate student of the University of Ilorin to death by hanging.
Blessing was raped and killed in a callous manner by the culprits.
Justice Ibrahim Yusuf, convicted AbdulAzeez Ismail and Ajala Moses Oluwatimileyin aka Jacklord homicide and armed robbery, and thereby sentenced them to death by hanging.
Olayemi Timileyin Omogbolahan (3rd defendant) was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of rape.
Justice Ibrahim found AbdulKarim Shuaib (4th defendant) and Kareem Oshioyemi Rasheed (5th defendant) guilty of conspiracy to steal and stealing of money in the account of the deceased as they bagged three years imprisonment to run concurrently from the day of their arrest.
He discharged and acquitted Abdullateef AbdulRahman, David Bashir Adebayo and Akande Taiye Oladoja the 6th to 8th defendants, receivers of stolen items.
The judge said, “I direct you Abdulazeez Ismail, Ajala Oluwatimileyin and Oyeyemi Omogbolahan, should be hanged by the neck until you’re pronounced dead”.
He, however, noted that the the late Blessing was raped till death on June 2, 2021, at her guardian’s apartment in Tanke area of Ilorin and a note was left on her chest with message containing: ‘No forgiveness for Unilorin student’.
The court ruling established that, Ismail, Oluwatimileyin and Omogbolahan connived to rob the deceased of her Samsung Galaxy A2 Core handset, one black Acer Aspire laptop, one Samsung drive, among other items.
The culprits stood trial on 11 count charge bordering on murder, rape, armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms, among others.