A pastor identified as Kolawole Samson has sentenced to death hanging by an Ondo State High Court for for killing a middle aged man Ayo Olaniyi.
The deceased was attacked by the pastor after he went to hunt for frogs alongside three others at a fish pond owned by man of God at Gberinlegi Village near Okeigbo area of Ile-Oluji/Okegbo Local Government Area of the state in March 2016.
Kolawole said to inflict injuries on Olaniyi’s head with a cutlass and Olaniyi died later at a hospital where he was admitted.
The prosecution attorneys argued that Kolawole’s action was contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State (2006).
Though the Pastor pleaded not guilty, Justice Ademola Bola who ruled on the case stated that all evidence presented before the court showed that he was guilty of killing Olaniyi. He subsequently sentenced Samson Kolawole to death by hanging.