Ex-Oba of Lagos’ son, Oyekan sentenced to death


The Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a Lagos prince, Adewale Oyekan, and one Lateef Balogun to death. The 50-year-old prince and his 27-year-old accomplice who is a former domestic staff were sentenced on Monday for killing one Sikirat Ekun, a 62-year-old businesswoman and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Adewale is the son of Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, the Oba of Lagos who passed away on March 1, 2003. He hired Balogun for N6,000 to murder Ekun. The convicts who have been in custody for seven-years murdered Ekun by strangling her and throwing her corpse into a 1,000-feet well located in her home.

While convicting and sentencing the defendants in a two-hour judgement, Justice Raliatu Adebiyi said that the prosecution had proved the charges of conspiracy to commit murder and murder beyond a reasonable doubt.


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