An Ikeja High Court, on Wednesday sentenced Saheed Arogundade, Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Boundary/Aiyetoro Unit, Lagos State to death for the murder of a 32-year-old policeman, Gbenga Oladipupo.
Justice Olabisi Akinlade passed the sentence after a three-hour judgment which started at 2.35p.m. The judge held that the prosecution was able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Arogundade murdered the policeman, NAN reports.
Before delivering the judgment, for security reasons and to avoid disruption of proceedings, the judge ordered that the courtroom should be locked and the keys kept in her possession.
“I therefore pronounce the first defendant guilty as charged on the counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder. I hereby pronounce the sentence of the court upon you Saheed Arogundade – that you be hanged from the neck until you are dead. May God have mercy upon your soul,” Akinlade said.
On hearing the sentence, Arogundade collapsed in the dock while his relatives wailed in the courtroom gallery.
From Daily Post