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Man sentenced to death for killing his 89-year-old boss 24hrs after gaining employment


A young man identified as Joseph Ogbu has been sentenced to death for killing his 89-year-old boss 24 hours after gaining employment.


The Ikeja High Court sat on the case of the young man and sentenced him to death by hanging after he was found guilty of killing his 89-year-old employer, Ajoke John, and her daughter, Oreoluwa Johnwho was also 38 years.

The accused was said to have been the domestic worker for the two employers whom he brutally murdered on the 19th of June, 2019 n their residence in Surulere.

Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay found the accused guilty of a three-count charge bordering on armed robbery and murder.

âHe killed Adejoke by strangling her and Oreoluwa by stabbing her to death. As the defense did not raise an objection to the admissibility of the confessional statement, there is no doubt that the defendant confessed to the crimes. I have considered the evidence of the security guard, an Okada man, one Yahya Ibrahim, the house help, and a police Inspector.â

âThe defendant could not explain what he was doing with all the stolen items he was found with at about 2:00 a.m. on the date he was arrested.â

âThe court is satisfied with the total evidence to establish the guilt of the defendant. This court has found Joseph Ogbu guilty of these heinous crimes, and you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging. May God have mercy on your soul,â Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay added.

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