Man Sentenced to Death for Patricide in Ekiti

By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
An Ado Ekiti High Court on Tuesday  sentenced a man, Blessing Olumakinde, to death for killing his father, Benson Egunlae, over his inheritance.
Handing down the sentence, the state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, said the evidence before the court substantiated the allegation against the accused and found him guilty of murder.
Justice Daramola opined that the prosecution had proved the case
beyond reasonable doubt hence the accused should be hanged by the
neck until life goes out of him.
The slain father of the accused had six wives and 18 children who were locked on the sharing of his parcels of land.
Dissatisfied with the share allotted to him, Blessing, 47, reportedly traced his father and attacked him with cutlass and axe
killing him in the process and ran away.
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