Nigerian prince sentenced to death

Adewale Oyekan and Lateef Balogun were sentenced to death for the murder of a businesswoman

A Nigerian Prince, Adewale Oyekan of Lagos, was on Monday sentenced to death for the murder of a businesswoman.

Prince Adewale is the son of the late traditional ruler of Lagos Adeyinka Oyekan and had been employed by the deceased as a restaurant manager.

He had been charged alongside Lateef Balogun, a former domestic servant, for the murder of their boss Sikirat Ekun.

Ms Ekun was strangled to death and her body dumped in a well at her Lagos home on 17 October 2012.

Justice Raliatu Adebiyi of Lagos’ Ikeja high court in her Monday judgment said that the prosecution had proved the charges of conspiracy to commit murder and murder beyond a reasonable doubt.

Nigeria’s Herald newspaper tweeted a photo of Prince Adewale and his co-accuse

Source: bbc.com

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