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Man Sentenced To Death By Hanging After Killing Wife’s Suspected Lover

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A high court in Aiyetoro Ogun state has sentenced a man Adelake Bara, to death by hanging for murdering his wife’s alleged lover Olaleye Oke.

Bara who shot the deceased for having an alleged illicit affair with one of his three wives was convicted on a one-count charge of murder.

T.O Adeyemi, state prosecuting counsel, told the court that the convict carried out the dire act on May 1, 2018, at about 6 p.m., at Afodan Farm Settlement, Ijoun, in the Aiyetoro area of Ogun State.

Adeyemi revealed that the deceased was on his farm when Bara approached him and accused him of having an affair with his wife.

Bara who has three wives brought out a gun and shot Oke in the head, while the latter was trying to explain that he had no affair with any of Bara’s wives as accused,’’ she said.

The gunshot led to the death of the victim.

The chief judge, Justice Patricia Oduniyi while delivering judgement, stated that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that Bara was guilty of the charge.

Justice Oduniyi said the offence contravened the Criminal Code of Ogun.

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