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Nigerian Man Who Killed Wife At Oyo Farm To Die By Hanging

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Nigerian Man Who Killed Wife At Oyo Farm To Die By Hanging

Sept 25, 2013 – Nigerian Man Who Killed Wife At Laguma Village In Oyo Sentenced To Death By Hanging

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday sentenced a 65-year-old man, Ganiyu Akindele, to death by hanging for killing his wife.

Justice A. A. Gbolagunte, in his judgment, held that the evidence before the court was overwhelming to prove the defendant guilty.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Kayode Babalola, had told the court that the defendant on 29 August, 2006, inflicted several machete cuts on his late wife, Funke, on their farm located at Laguma village near Oyo town.

Babalola said the defendant inflicted machete cuts on his wife’s head and legs while severing the upper limb of her arm.

The prosecutor said that there had been quarrels between the duo, with the convict often threatening to kill the mother of three.

The defendant was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder.

Babalola said that the offence contravened section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

Akindele, who had initially pleaded “not guilty,” changed his plea to “guilty.”

The defence counsel, O.L. Omoloye, in his submission said he was leaving the decision to the discretion of the court.

Gbolagunte consequently convicted Akindele and sentenced him to death by hanging.

[PM News Lagos]



  1. kunle ijaya

    September 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Serves him right may your wicked soul rot in hell heartless man

  2. Ayomide olarewaju

    September 25, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    May soul rest in hell, wicked harthless man

  3. red

    September 25, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    If d man killed his own wife then who is,save from him don’t. hang him pls bcos that will make his death. Faster send him d the war make him four him in charge without and. with amoin.

  4. bezo

    September 25, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    This Justice A. A. Gbolagunte even need to die by hanging, this is just normal thing happening in nigeria, is it bcoz he don’t have the money, who knows how many pple the so called Goodluck have killed, our Governors, senators, who questions them, a politician the other day force a young girl for abortion and the girl Died on the process, while didn’t he died by hanging, as far I’m concerned even the so called Justice A. A. Gbolagunte have killed bcoz it is hard to get to that position he is without killing! Nigeria is in a state of Anarchy

  5. chizoba

    September 25, 2013 at 8:53 PM


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