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Traditional Ruler's son sentenced to death for murder

For allegedly murdering a man during a street brawl some years ago, the son of a traditional ruler in Lagos has been sentenced to death by hanging.

Court sentences 31-year-old-man to death by hanging

Vanguard reports that Omilade whose father is a First Class king in the state was sentenced alongside two brothers, Shola and Kayode Oni, for allegedly murdering one Suleiman Afolabi during a fight on December 25, 2012, in the Oshodi area of the state.

While handing down the death sentence on the three accused, the President of the court, Justice Kudirat Jose, noted that the prosecution had proven its case beyond any reasonable doubt that the accused were guilty of the offence they were being charged with.

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According to a court document, it was learned that the trio of Omilade, Kayode and Shola, murdered Afolabi at Eyin Ogun Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, after they used machetes to inflict cuts on the deceased body.

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