An Ondo State High Court , sitting in Akure , on Wednesday sentenced one Seidu Adeyemi to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend , Khadijat Oluboyo. Khadijat , who was a daughter of a former deputy governor of the state , Lasisi Oluboyo, was killed by the convict after inviting her to his house
An Ondo State High Court , sitting in Akure , on Wednesday sentenced one Seidu Adeyemi to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend , Khadijat Oluboyo.
Khadijat , who was a daughter of a former deputy governor of the state , Lasisi Oluboyo, was killed by the convict 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 the deed was later exposed by his father who reported to the Ondo State Police Command.
“ 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 .
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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 supposed killers , whom he could not identify, warned him not to tell anybody lest he be killed .
One of the witnesses , a pathologist , Dr . Olumuyiwa Pelemo , told the court that the result of the autopsy conducted on the deceased indicated that Khadijat had several injuries on her body which led to her death .
The pathologist added that there was “an abnormal shaving of the hair on the deceased’ s head and the pubic region . ”
Another witness , who was brother of the defendant , also testified that the family got wind of the killing when Adeyemi confessed to him that Khadijat was dead and buried in his (Adeyemi) room .
The witness confessed that the defendant begged him to get a sack for him to dispose of the corpse, but he ( witness ) reported to their father who ordered him to report the matter to the Police .