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An Osun State High Court has sentenced an octogenarian, Oluwafemi Fagbemi and three others to death for killing one Jacob Ajayi for money ritual.

The others are: Tobi Ojo, Famutuwa Femi and Tope Olatunji.

The convicts were charged with two counts of conspiracy and murder contrary to Sections 324 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 34, Volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The prosecuting counsel from Osun State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abiodun Badiora told the court that the convicts committed the crimes on 13th of April, 2012.

The headless body of the deceased was recovered from the septic tank while his genitals and part of his leg had been removed.

Counsel to the convicts, A.O Oluwole pleaded with the Judge to temper justice with mercy.

Justice Kudrat Akano found Fagbemi and his accomplices guilty on the two-count charges preferred against them and convicted them accordingly.

She sentenced them to fourteen years imprisonment each for the conspiracy charge and sentenced them to death by hanging for the murder charge.

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