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39-year-old Mechanic Sentenced to Death for Killing Girlfriend

Musilu Owolabi, a 39-year old mechanic has been slapped with a death sentence for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, Afusat Idowu, in Abeokuta in Febraury 2018.

According to reports, Owolabi had taken his girlfriend to a hotel where thaey intended to some lover’s time together. however, while having their moment, Afusat complained of pains in her stomach and started foaming at her mouth. While conveying her to the hospital, he realised that she was died. He then buried her in an uncompleted without telling anyone.

James Mafe, Director of Legal Drafting, Planning Research and Statistics, told the court that;

The convict took her to his vehicle, on his way he noticed she was dead, and secretly took the deceased to an uncompleted building, dug a shallow grave and buried her without disclosing to anybody.

The convict was arrested when the younger brother of the deceased went to the police station to complain that his sister who told him she was going for a naming ceremony at Bode Olude area never returned.

Upon police investigation, with the help of tracking the deceased phone, it was discovered that the convict was the last person that spoke with the deceased.

On his arrest, he made a confessional statement to the police and took them to where he buried his lover .”

Owolabi pleaded not guilty when the case was first called in November 2019. However, a year on and he has earned a death sentence.

The judgement was delivered today, November 18, 2020, by Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu on the basis that his offense was a breach of section 319 of the criminal code, laws of Ogun 2006.

Owolabi is to die by hanging.

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