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Ondo Court sentence two persons, Ayuba Idris and Tasur Abubakar to death by hanging



The Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday sentenced two persons, Ayuba Idris and Tasur Abubakar to death by hanging for killing a couple.

The convicts were arrested by the state police command in 2019 for killing one Kwaku Kwakye and his wife, Tope, at their residence at Ojomo Akintan Estate, along Ilesa-Owo Expressway, Akure.

According to the police, before their arrest, the convicts, who were said to be security guards of the deceased, killed them and fled.

They were however arrested shortly after.

The duo were later charged to court on five counts bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and murder and the matter had been on since 2019.

Delivering the judgment, Justice Williams Olamide, said the prosecution had not successfully proved that the convicts were guilty of counts one and two and discharged and acquitted them.

But the court sentenced them to seven years imprisonment on count three which bordered on conspiracy.

The court also found the convict guilty of counts four and five and sentenced them to death by hanging.

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