AN EKITI STATE HIGH COURT IN ADO EKITI HAS DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED FIFTY-YEAR-OLD OMOBULEJO OLAWALE OF THE OFFENCE OF MURDER.
Written by awawa on March 31, 2022
An Ekiti State High Court in Ado Ekiti has discharged and acquitted fifty-year-old Omobulejo Olawale of the offence of murder.
According to the charge, Omobulejo Olawale on the 29th day of October 2017 at Lagarita Bar, Ado Ekiti in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division murdered one Ayeni Temitope, contrary to Section 316 and punishable under section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
In his statement to the Police, one of the bar attendants said the deceased was the Manager of the bar as well as a friend to the defendant, adding that the defendant came to the bar on that day and was there till around 10:35pm . He said an argument ensued between them and in the process ,the defendant broke a bottle and stabbed the deceased on his left arm. The deceased lost a lot of blood before he was taken to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital where he later died and deposited at the hospital morgue.