Court of Appeal Confirms Death Penalty for Murderer

The Court of Appeal in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Thursday affirmed the death sentence passed on one Michael Ochong in 2016.

A high court on June 11, 2016, sentenced Ochong to death by hanging for murder.

The convict approached the appellate court, seeking to upturn the decision.

Director of Public Prosecution Julius Ajibare, who led the prosecution team argued that the case lacked merit.

Justice Obi Elechiu affirmed the trial court’s judgment and dismissed the convict’s appeal.

Check Also

Stop bloodshed in South-East, release ‘Mama Biafra’, Nnamdi Kanu begs

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged that the killings …

Hoodlums attack Oyo sports council chairman over N5m bet loss

The Oyo State Sports Council Chairman, Gbenga Adewusi, has been attacked by suspected hoodlums after …

PDP shifts senatorial primary over disagreement on delegates’ list

The committee conducting the primary election for Peoples Democratic Party in Osun East Senatorial District …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.