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Man, Prophet to Die by Hanging for Killing LASU Undergraduate Girlfriend



A 42-year-old prophet, Segun Philip, and 23-year-old Owolabi Adeeko were on Monday sentenced to death by hanging by an Osun State High Court, sitting in Ikire, for killing a final year student of the Lagos State University, Favour Daley-Oladele, for ritual purposes in 2019.

Justice Christiana Obadina also sentenced Owolabi’s 46-year-old mother, Bola, to two years imprisonment for eating human flesh.

Adeeko and Daley-Oladele met in LASU and were dating before the man invited her to Ikoyi, Osun State, in December 2019.

But while on the visit, Daley-Oladele was lured to Philip’s church also in Ikoyi, where she was drugged and killed with a pestle.

After harvesting some organs from her, the two men buried the deceased’s remains in a shallow grave within the church premises.

The organs harvested from the deceased were reportedly used to prepare a concoction for Owolabi’s mother to improve her business fortune which was nose-diving at the time.

The three defendants were first arraigned before a magistrates’ court in Apomu in January 2020 but were re-arraigned before High Court, Ikire in November 2021, for conspiracy and murder.

During the trial, the prosecution team led by the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Osun State Ministry of Justice, Mrs Adekemi Bello, who appeared with Ajibola Alade, told the court that under interrogation, Owolabi confessed to the police that he used his girlfriend to prepare a meal for money ritual for his mother.

The prosecution team, in the course of the trial, called the investigating police officer that worked on the case and eight other witnesses and tendered several exhibits before the court.

The defendants did not call any witnesses but entered the witness box to testify in defence of their different roles in the matter.

Counsel for the defendants, Adeshina Olaniyan, pleaded for leniency while addressing the court.

Delivering her judgment, Justice Obadina declared that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt and pronounced Philip and Owolabi guilty of conspiracy and murder.

She sentenced them to death by hanging for murder and 14 years imprisonment for conspiracy, while Owolabi’s mother, who was found guilty of consumption of human flesh, was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

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Supreme Court Sets October 5 to Hear All Appeals on Nnamdi Kanu – Counsel




By Eric Elezuo

The Lead Counsel of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Sir ifeanyi Ejiofor, has announced that the Supreme Court is set to hear all appeals on the IPOB peader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Ejiofor made the disclosure in a statement he personal signed and titled “UPDATE ON THE HEARING OF APPEALS ON ONYENDU MAZI NNAMDI KANU’S CASE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA.”

The full statement reads:

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has slated for HEARING all Appeals on Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case before the Apex Court on Thursday, 5TH OCTOBER, 2023.

Recall that on the 13th day of October 2022, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division, delivered a Landmark Judgment in an appeal filed by Prof Mike Ozekhome, SAN,CON, OFR, Ph.D, on behalf of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, challenging part of the Federal High Court ruling, which had retained 7 counts out of the original 15 counts against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, after striking out eight out of the 15 count charge.

The learned Justices of the Court of Appeal, in allowing the appeal filed by our erudite Lead Counsel-Prof. Mike Ozekhome SAN, directed the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally.The intermediate court in the Landmark decision, proceeded in the aforesaid judgement to prohibit the Federal Government of Nigeria from further detaining Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, or prosecuting him on any indictment or charge before any court in Nigeria.

On the 5th day of October, 2023, Prof. Mike Ozekhome SAN, leading Sir Ifeanyi Ejiofor Esq., and others, will be exchanging the legal fireworks on behalf of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in urging the Supreme Court to dismiss in its entirety the frivolous appeal filed by the Federal Government of Nigeria against this landmark judgement of the Court of Appeal; and to further set aside the ruling of the Court of Appeal staying the execution of its earlier judgment.

We are very firm, and committed to our solemn belief that the wheels of justice,though grinds slowly, but grinds exceedingly fine and towards the attainment of justice at the end of the day.
Justice shall prevail,by the grace of God. And the hour is here .

We move.

Thank you and God bless you all.

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Adeleke Cancels Independence Day Celebration in Osun




Osun State governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has cancelled celebration of Independence Day slated for Sunday, October 1 in the state.

His spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, announced on Friday in Osogbo that the governor urged residents of the State to pray for the peace and prosperity of the country.

“Let us use the Independence Day to meditate and pray on the state of our nation.

“Our people are passing through tough times. It is time to take stock and seek divine intervention and guidance in the affairs of our nation.

“I greet Osun people and Nigerians in general as the Independence Day knocks at our doors.

“Here in Osun, we will celebrate with meditation and prayers,” he said.

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Mohbad: Sam Larry Now in Our Custody, Police Confirm




The Lagos State Police Command has arrested controversial Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, aka Sam Larry, over an ongoing investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of the singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad.

The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to The Punch in a late Thursday night telephone interview.

“Yes, Balogun Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with the ongoing investigation,” Hundeyin said.

The police had earlier invited Sam Larry and singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, for questioning over Mohbad’s demise.

The police, last week, also confirmed that pathologists had concluded the autopsy conducted on Mohbad, while they await the result.

He said, “Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting results.” This development followed the exhumation of Mohbad by a combined team of the Nigeria Police Force and health officials.

The police had also arrested the nurse who reportedly injected the deceased singer before his demise on Tuesday, September 12.

The Punch

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