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Court Sentences Popular Prophet and Student to Death (photos)

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High Court Sentences Prophet and Student to Death in Murder Case.

 

A significant development unfolded at the Ikire State High Court in Osun state, where Prophet Philip Segun and a 23-year-old Lagos State University (LASU) student named Owolabi Adeeko were handed the death penalty. The court’s ruling on Monday found them guilty of the murder of Favour Oladele, a 400-level Sociology department student at LASU.

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In addition to the death sentence for Segun and Adeeko, Owolabi’s mother, Adeeko Bola (46), was sentenced to two years of imprisonment for her involvement in consuming human flesh that had been prepared for her.

 

Court Sentences Prophet and Student to Death in Murder Case

 

Prophet Segun was identified as the proprietor of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Solution Chapel, located in Ikoyi-Ile, where Owolabi and his mother had visited in search of wealth on December 8, 2019.

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The convicts faced charges of conspiracy and murder, as stipulated in sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Laws of Osun, 2002. Their arraignment took place on November 15, 2021.

 

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Court Sentences Prophet and Student to Death in Murder Case

 

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Led by the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Adekemi Bello, the prosecution team from the state Ministry of Justice presented their case to the court, asserting that Owolabi had lured the victim, committed the murder, and cooked her heart. Other body parts were reportedly utilized to create a concoction known as “victory soap” for Bola.

 

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During the trial, the prosecution called nine witnesses and presented exhibits, while the convicts, lacking witnesses, testified in their defense. Owolabi himself confessed to using his girlfriend in the preparation of a ritual meal for financial gain.

 

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Justice Christiana Obadina, presiding over the case, concurred with the prosecuting counsel’s argument, acknowledging that they had convincingly established the guilt of the accused parties. Consequently, the court found them guilty as charged.

 

Representing the convicts, counsel Adeshina Olaniyan implored the court to consider mercy while delivering the judgment.

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Ultimately, the court sentenced Prophet Segun and Owolabi to death by hanging for the crime of murder, in addition to a 14-year prison term for conspiracy. Furthermore, Justice Obadina sentenced Bola to two years of imprisonment for her involvement in the consumption of human flesh.

 

The verdict passed by the Ikire State High Court highlights the gravity of the offense committed and serves as a reminder of the consequences faced by those who engage in such heinous acts.

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