An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, has sentenced two young men, Tosin Oluwafemi, age 21, and Tajudeen Ogunleye, age 18, to death by hanging for murder, conspiracy and unlawful possession of human skull.

The two Convicts, according to the charge sheet, committed the offences on February 14, 2017, at Ifaki Ekiti in the Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state by conspiring to murder one Joshua Ojo contrary to sections 516, 316, 319 and 329(a) of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

In her judgment, Justice Oluwatoyin Abodunde, sentenced each of them to death for the offence of murder; seven years’ imprisonment for conspiracy; and five years for unlawful possession of human skull.

During the trial, the prosecuting counsel, Eniola Arogundade, called five witnesses and tendered exhibits, including the statements of the accused persons and photographs of one of the accused with the skull.