Based on The PUNCH, an Ekiti State Excessive Courtroom, Ado Ekiti Division, on Thursday sentenced a 25 years previous herdsman, Mohamodu Haruna, to dying by hanging for killing a fellow herder, one Mohamadu Usman.
The Choose, Justice Adekunle Adeleye, in his verdict discovered the defendant (now condemned individual) responsible of the homicide cost that he stood trial for.
Justice Adeleye mentioned, “There are not any surrounding circumstances that destroy the cogency of the circumstantial proof led towards the accused.
“He’s caught within the internet of the final seen idea. Within the consequence, I discover the defendant responsible as charged. He’s sentenced to dying by hanging,” the courtroom mentioned.
Through the trial, the prosecutor, Shirley Atanel, had mentioned, “The offence was dedicated on or concerning the 12th day of February, 2018 at Odo Uro, Iyin Ekiti, within the Irepodun/Ifelodun Native Authorities space of Ekiti State, when he murdered one Mohamadu Usman opposite to part 516 of the Felony code regulation CAP C16, Legal guidelines of Ekiti State, 2012.”
To show his case, the prosecutor had known as 4 witnesses together with the Investigating Police Officer whereas reveals tendered included the confessional statements of the defendant, pictures of the deceased butchered neck and a blood stained machete.
An eye fixed witness, who testified earlier than the courtroom through the trial had mentioned in his testimony that he noticed two herdsmen with their cows whereas he was on his motorbike.
The witness mentioned he later found that “one in all them was returning a blood stained machete into its sheath and the opposite one lay face down within the pool of his personal blood with machete minimize in his neck”.
Lawyer to the defendant, Yinka Opaleke, didn’t name any witness in the middle of the trial.