A 26-year-old houseboy, David Idah, was on Wednesday July 16, 2015, sentenced to death by hanging, by an Ogun State High Court in Abeokuta. for the murder of a retired Senior Magistrate, Mrs Olufunmilayo Timeyin.
According to The Punch, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi on sentenced David Idah, a native of Benue State who worked as a domestic aide for the late senior magistrate, to death by hanging.
He said, “Having been found guilty on a one count of unlawful killing, you are hereby sentenced to death by hanging.”
The convict had on March 28, 2014, killed the 65-year-old Timeyin at her residence in Laderin Housing Estate, Abeokuta, by hacking her with machete before slaughtering her about 3pm.
Idah had been sacked by Timeyin after he was caught stealing
He, however, returned to the house, scaled the fence before killing the retired magistrate.
The convict was arraigned on April 4, 2014, in Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court on one count of unlawful killing.
The offence was said to have contravened sections 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun State, 2006.