A man identified as who killed his wife Daniyan Dorcas over a frivolous premise has been sentenced to death by hanging by Ondo State High Court.
Per the account of Instablog9ja, the 50-year-old man committed the offence on September 14, 2019, at lrese Road in Shagari Village, Akure.
He locked their matrimonial home and set it ablaze while his wife was inside sleeping after accusing her of not telling him about a car and three plots of land she acquired.
The suspect for his act of wickedness was charged with arson, murder and disabling to commit a felony. Among the witnesses that testified in the case was a brother of the deceased, Adeniyi Samuel.
Adeniyi said his late sister explained to him that she bought the property in her name because she was afraid of her husband disposing of them without her knowledge.
The presiding judge, Justice A. O Adebusoye while passing the sentence said that the prosecution had proved the case against Ojo beyond reasonable doubt and convicted him accordingly.
According to the prosecution led by Helen Falowo, the defendant was charged with arson, murder and disabling to commit a felony during the incident.
Daniyan was also alleged to have disabled the only means of escape of the victim before he set her on fire to prevent her from escaping through the doors.
According to the medical report tendered by the prosecution, the deceased was admitted to the hospital following a born injury that she was involved in on September 14, 2019, at Shagari Village, Akure.
She was managed for 72 hours with full-thickness burns and was in critical condition. She later gave up the ghost on September 14, 2019, due to the degree of burns.
During the police investigation, the husband denied setting his wife’s room on fire or locking her inside the room. He had also maintained his story of innocence before the court.
However, the court ruled that judging from the pieces of evidence and testimonies before it, the accused person was guilty as charged and thereafter sentenced him to death by hanging.
Information from Instablog9ja was added to this report.