An Osun State High Court on Tuesday sentenced an octogenarian, Mr Oluwafemi Fagbemi and three others: Tobi Ojo, Famutuwa Femi and Tope Olatunji to death for murder.
The convicts were charged with two count charge of Conspiracy and murder contrary to sections 324 and 319 of the criminal Code Cap. 34 Volume 2 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.
The prosecuting counsel from Osun State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abiodun Badiora told the court that the convicts committed the crimes on 13th of April, 2012 as the convicts conspired to kill one Jacob Ajayi for money ritual.
The headless body of the deceased was recovered from the septic tank (soak away pit) while his genitals and part of his leg had been removed.
Counsel to the convicts A.O Oluwole pleaded with the Judge to temper justice with mercy.
Justice Kudrat Akano found them guilty on the two counts charges preferred against them and convicted them accordingly.
She sentenced them fourteen years imprisonment each for the conspiracy charge and sentenced them to death by hanging for the murder charge.