Ondo High Court convicts, sentences man, 25, to death for murder

Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has sentenced A 25-year-old man, David Seimiyengha to death for committing kidnap and murder.

The convict and two other accomplices, Fikesei Inuesokan and Bekewei Francis, were arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command in 2017 for killing one Olumide Odimayo at Igbotu, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The police arrested the defendants after they kidnapped and murdered Odimayo, who was till his death an All Progressive Congress cheiftain.

They were arraigned before the court on four counts of conspiracy to commit felony, kidnapping, unlawful possession of firearms and murder.

The judge, Justice Ademola Bola, while delivering his judgement, sentenced Seimiyengha to death by hanging.

The court, however, held that there was no enough evidence to show that the second and third defendants —Inuesokan and Francis —committed the offence.

It thereby discharged and acquitted them.

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