2 Men Sentenced To Death In Ile Ife For Pouring Acid On Couple At Eleyele Street Ife

2 sentenced death ile ife pouring acid couple

2 Men Sentenced To Death In Ile Ife For Pouring Acid On Couple At Eleyele Street Ife

A High Court in Ile Ife Osun State today sentenced two men to life in prison for acid attack on a couple.

Delivering judgment, Justice R. A. Siyanbola sentenced Kamil Folorunsho, 25 and Rilwan Abioye, 23, for pouring acid on Mr Ismaila and Mulikat Akinlabi.

Justice Siyanbola found them guilty of count-three of causing grievous harm.

The Prosecutors, Mrs Ajibola Alade, the Chief State Counsel and Mr A. O. Adeniji, the Acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Osun Ministry of Justice, told the court that the convict attacked the couple with acid on the face and the body.

The prosecutors said that the convict committed the offence on Dec 16, 2013 around 2 p.m. at Eleyele Street, Ile-Ife.

They added that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 320, 324 and 332 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Samuel Judge and Mr Victor Egede, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused were arraigned on Dec 12, 2016.

They pleaded not guilty.

5 thoughts on “2 Men Sentenced To Death In Ile Ife For Pouring Acid On Couple At Eleyele Street Ife

  1. Thanks for getting justice for the victim but we need more aggressive measure to completely end this menace affecting us in this Country. We have problem in this Country and we are acting as if everything is ok with us. I would have preferred if the same Acid content is poured over on those two guys so they can share the same feeling.

  2. Justice well served. The caption says “sentenced to death” while in the first paragraph it is said to be “sentenced to life in prison”. Which ever one, it serves them right. In addition to the sentence, pouring the same acid on them for them to feel the pain will be fine.

  3. i know the victims, they were admitted at seventhday hospital, ile ife. Thank God for justice, they should pay for damages. The man had to go to india for surgery as he could not see after.

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