Man sentenced to death for killing woman who rejected his marriage proposal because he was already married


Ogundele David, the killer of an MTN staff identified as Abiola Tosin Ashinwo has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Kwara State High Court.

The convict who was handed the death sentence after over 3 years of legal battle, was convicted on two count charge.

Giving his account of the incident in court, the convict said “On the 25th April, 2016, I woke up and prepared for work but to my surprise I never knew how I found myself in Ilorin, I can never explain how it happened because I really prepared to go to work.

“Since I’m now in Ilorin, I called my legal wife on phone that she should get dressed that I will take her to Omu-Aran that morning…. I got to Tosin house, since her mum was around, I felt like saying hello to her.

“I got there that morning. We exchanged pleasantries. Her mum said she was happy to see me and we discussed for few minutes. Suddenly, the atmosphere changed and an argument began and before I knew it, I have stabbed her (Tosin) and her mum. Then, I came to myself, it was like a scale off my eyes…”

Ogundele who was found guilty of stabbing Ashinwo who rejected his marriage proposal with the intention of causing her death, is to serve a 25 years jail term for the offence.

On causing the death of Ashinwo by stabbing her with a knife and thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 221 of the penal code law, Ogundele was sentenced to death by hanging.


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