A High Court sitting in Ibadan Wednesday sentenced a 200 level student from Lead City University, Moshood Owolabi, to death by hanging for stabbing his fellow student to death.
Owolabi, a student of Physical and Health Education Department, stabbed the deceased named Seun Kolawole, in the neck region with a broken bottle. A misunderstanding between Kolawole and Owolabi had led to a fight and the former’s resultant death.
The prosecuting counsel, A. Olawale, told the court that the incident happened at the Ibadan toll-gate area on January 12, 2014. He added that the offence was punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 38. Vol. II, Law of Oyo State, 2000.
Ruling, the presiding Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte convicted Owolabi while urging parents close watch on their children.
- Bola Kougbe