An Akure High Court has sentenced a certain Chukwudi Onweniwe to death by hanging for the murder of his girlfriend, an HND student named Nifemi Adeyeoye.
According to Vanguard, Chukwudi was charged in 2017 after motorcyclists reported that he had dragged his girlfriend to a farm, raped and strangled her to death. One of the said motorcyclists also testified in court.
While delivering judgment, Justice Bola said that the prosecution led by John Aderibigbe had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt in three out of the four count charges.
Chukwudi was sentenced to death by hanging for the crime of abduction and murder. The rape charge was not fully established by the prosecution.