Nigeria High court sentences man to death by hanging for killing his wife alleged secret lover

By: Sarkolee / June 22nd, 2022 / 18 views

Adelake Bara was found guilty of killing Olaleye Oke with a gun after accusing him of having an extramarital affair with one of his three wives. A high court in Ogun state sentenced him to death by hanging.

According to a decision made on Monday, June 20, 2022, by Justice Patricia Oduniyi, the prosecution had established Bara’s guilt of the accusation beyond a reasonable doubt.

According to Justice Oduniyi, the offense was against the Ogun Criminal Code.

T.O. Adeyemi, a Senior State Counsel and state prosecutor, testified during the trial that the conviction occurred on May 1, 2018, at around 6 p.m. at Afodan Farm Settlement, Ijoun, in the Aiyetoro region of Ogun State.

Adeyemi claimed that when Bara encountered the dead when he was on his farm, he accused him of having a romantic relationship with one of his wives.

“Bara, who has three wives, pulled a gun and shot Oke in the head while the latter was attempting to clarify that he had not engaged in any extramarital relationship with any of Bara’s wives as claimed,” she said.

The lawyer claimed that Oke’s death was caused by the gunshot to his head.



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