Nigeria: man sentenced to death for murder

Two students sentenced to death for raping a girl

Two students have been sentenced to death by the Kwara High Court for the murder of a 300-level undergraduate of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

The duo raped the victim at her sister’s house in the Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State.

They were found guilty of conspiracy, rape and murder of the victim.

“I direct that they will be hanged by the neck until they are pronounced dead,” the judge proclaimed.

Two other telephone repairers who helped to unlock her telephone and assisted in the withdrawal of money from her account were convicted for conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecution counsel and former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Salman Jawondo, who spoke to journalists after the court session said, “the irony of it all is that all those involved are young men of 19, 23, etc. It’s quite unfortunate. And that shows that we have to work on our future in this country.”

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