Late Oba Of Lagos’ son sentenced to death for murder

Prince Adewale Oyekan, son of late Oba of Lagos, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, was on Monday sentenced to death by an Ikeja High Court over the murder of a 62-year-old businesswoman, Alhaja Sikirat Ekun.

The trial began on April 14, 2015.

Oyekan was sentenced alongside a domestic staff, Lateef Balogun.

The duo had been in custody for seven years after strangling Ekun and throwing her corpse into a well in her home.

Justice Raliatu Adebiyi said the prosecution had proved the charges preferred against the duo beyond reasonable doubt.

She said, ”The circumstantial evidence was strong and cogent, the act of the defendants in killing the deceased was intentional and premeditated.

“The court finds that the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt the offence of conspiracy and murder and…

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