Court Sentences Three To Death By Hanging Over R3pe & Murder Of UNILORIN Undergraduate
Three of the eight accused persons in the r3pe and murder of a 24-year-old University of Ilorin student, Olajide Blessing Omowumi on June 2, 2021, have been convicted and sentenced by the Kwara state High Court, Ilorin.
While two are to die by hanging, another one was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Court.
The accused persons were brought before the court by the Kwara State government in suit No KWS/33c/c/2021 on 11-count charge bordering on armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms and r3pe.
In the judgement delivered by Justice Ibrahim Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara state High Court, Ilorin on Tuesday, the three convicts were found guilty of culpable homicide punishable with death, conspiracy to commit robbery, r3pe and conspiracy to murder.
The 165-typewritten-page judgement, which got almost the whole court room shedding tears while being read by Justice Yusuf, saw even the judge weeping openly for more than two minutes while recounting the process of how the deceased was raped, leading to her death.
The judge held that the gang had the intention of theft and r3pe without intention to kill, however, added that their act led to homicide.