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Man sentenced to death for raping and killing his landlady

A man identified as Tunmise Abraham was on Wednesday March 23, sentenced to death by hanging by an Ado-Ekiti High Court, for raping and killing his landlady, Bukola Olanrewaju.

An eyewitness account shared in the court revealed that Olanrewaju, a mother of three, was alone at home after her husband had gone to work when the incident happened in 2019. 

Abraham was accused of breaking into the woman’s room, threatening her with a cutlass and tying her up before raping her.

The statement added; 

“After the act, the tenant fled the house, but some of his belongings were found in the room, which suggested that he was responsible for the act.”

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mr Julius Ajibare, who prosecuted the case on behalf of the state government, called four witnesses to prove his case.

Ruling on the case, Justice Monisola Abodunde said Abraham was found guilty of raping and killing his landlady in Adebayo area of Ado-Ekiti.  The Judge consequently sentenced him to death by hanging.

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