And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.”(Matthew 26:51-52)
That’s the best way to describe the latest judgement by Justice Samuel Bola as a yahoo boy who killed the daughter of former deputy governor of Ondo State, Khadijat Oluboyo, was sentenced to death by hanging.
Delivering his judgement at an Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure, Wednesday, the accused 27-year-old Sehidu Adeyemi, yahoo boy and the boyfriend of late Khadijat Oluboyo said he’s to die by hanging.
Justice Samuel Bola said the prosecution counsel had been able to proved and established beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant was responsible for the death of Khadijat.
The judge ruled that there was enough circumstantial evidence before the court to nail Sehidu Adeyemi that he killed Khadijat.
Justice Bola said the convict could not give satisfactory evidence to absolve himself from the death of the Khadijat, saying all evidence proved that the young lady was not killed by two unknown men but was killed by the defendant.
“The act was intentional as the young lady was strangulated, with the hair on her head and pubic region shaved, while her two upper front teeth broken.”
He said according to the psychologist report, “there was an abnormal shaving of the hair on the deceased head and the pubic region while her two upper front teeth had been broken off leaving only some fragments left.
“There were fractures on the bones of her neck, shoulder along with her second to the sixth ribs on both sides, a dislocation of her hip joints with another fracture on the upper part of her thigh.
“The injuries could not have been self-inflicted but given by another party, and inflicted with a significant pressure especially the upper thigh region which had a lot of muscles.
“There were lacerations on her chest which damaged two major vessels known as the femoral artery and vein that circulate blood in the body. The combined effects of the injuries led to Khadijat’s death..”
Justice Bola said the alibi of the accused over the threat by the two men which he claimed to be unknown to him was not tenable before the court, saying the accused failed to raise alarm when the men asked him to bring jigger and shovel used in digging the burial ground in his room
Evidence available to security operatives confirmed that that the accused, buried the deceased, plastered the grave and exhume the remains after the sixth day, with an intention to dispose of the decomposing body.
Adeyemi killed the innocent lady, the judge said.
“Having found you guilty, the sentence of this court upon you is that you, Sehidu Adeyemi, will be hanged until you are dead. May God have mercy on your soul.”
Recalled that the decomposing remains of Khadijat were found in a grave in Adeyemi’s room in Akure, after missing for six days in what was suspected to a money ritual by the boyfriend Adeyemi.
Adeyemi dated Khadijat from 2011 to 2015, before things fell apart, surprisingly, Adeyemi staged a comeback in 2018 and brutally killed her a week after.
It’s a wicked world!