An Ondo Express Excessive Court docket sitting in Akure has sentenced a 50-year-mature welder, Ojo Daniyan, to dying by placing for causing the dying of his wife, Daniyan Dorcas.
Damiyan dedicated the offence on September 14, 2019, at lrese Side road in Shagari Village, Akure.
He locked their matrimonial dwelling and pickle it ablaze while his wife became internal napping after accusing her of no longer telling him about a automobile and three plots of land she bought.
Damiyan became charged with arson, execute and disabling to commit criminal.
Among the witnesses that testified in the case were a brother of the deceased, Adeniyi Samuel.
Adeniyi said his late sister explained to him that she equipped the property in her title due to she became petrified of the husband disposing them without her records.
Whereas turning in the judgement on Thursday, July 7, 2022, Justice A. O Adebusoye, said that the prosecution had proved the case in opposition to Ojo previous cheap doubt and convicted him accordingly.
In step with the prosecution led by Helen Falowo, the defendant became charged with arson, execute and disabling to commit a criminal during the incident that came about on September 14, 2019, at lrese Side road in Shagari Village, Akure.
Daniyan became also supposed to bear disabled basically the most tremendous strategy of slump of the victim earlier than he pickle her on fire, in account for to cease her from escaping thru the doors.
The Police compare, Insp. Bayo Adaran of the Nigeria Police Force, connected to the Express CID, Akure, also testified that the case of arson and execute became transferred from Okuta Elerinla Police Division to the Express CID for additonal discreet Investigation and he became fraction of the team that Investigated the case.
He advised the court docket that he visited the scene of the crime. The complainant, the victim and the witnesses volunteered their statements voluntarily while he rearrested the defendant, charged and cautioned him in the English Language.
The defendant volunteered a confessional assertion and the case file became later forwarded to the Express Ministry of Justice for Factual Advice.
In step with the clinical fable tendered by the prosecution, the deceased became admitted to the health center following a burn damage that she became smitten by on September 14, 2019, at Shagari Village, Akure.
She became managed for 72 hours with fat-thickness burns and became in considerable situation. She later gave up the ghost on September 14, 2019, as a result of stage of burns.
For the interval of the police investigation, the husband denied surroundings his wife’s room on fire or locking her during the room. He had also maintained his sage of innocence earlier than the court docket.
Nonetheless, the court docket ruled that judging from the pieces of proof and testimonies earlier than it, the accused individual became guilty as charged and thereafter sentenced him to dying by placing.