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All Nigeria Latest News reports that Ismaila Ojo has been sentenced to death by the Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, for the murder of Kareem Adu, whom he strangled over a motorcycle.

Ojo faced a charge of murder in court and was found guilty of the offense, which occurred on May 13, 2018.

Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi, after careful consideration of the evidence presented in court, stated, “It is my finding that the defendant caused the death of the deceased by holding and pressing his neck and throat.”

“On the whole, I find the defendant guilty as charged.”

“You (the defendant) are hereby sentenced to be hanged on the neck until you die.”

The police prosecutor, Inspector Tunde Arowosola, informed the court earlier that Agnes Adu had lodged a complaint at the station. She reported that her husband was killed at Odo-Uro by Ismaila Ojo in a dispute over ownership and control of a motorcycle.

He said the woman alleged that the defendant (Ojo) strangled the deceased.

Inspector Lasisi Bashiru, a policeman who testified in court, stated, “The defendant confessed to the crime that on May 13, 2018, when he was taking his bath, Adu (the deceased) came to take a motorcycle, which he parked in front of his house.”

“The defendant said that after finishing his bath, he went to Adu’s house and met him sleeping.”

“The defendant, however, claimed that he neither intended nor caused Adu’s death as the two of them merely fought while neither of them carried or used any weapon or hard object during the fight.”

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