Justice Samuel Bola’s recent judgements in Ondo State has dipped many convicted persons into a state of fear.
The Judge had sentenced two killer boyfriends to death by hanging within a two-day interval.
On March 25, Chukwudi Onweniwe who murdered his girlfriend Nifemi Adeyeoyo, an HND student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, was sentenced to death by Justice Bola. Two days later, the same Justice Bola sentenced to death Seidu Shakiru Adeyemi, the killer boyfriend of the daughter of the former deputy governor of the state, Khadijat Oluboyo.
The Justice Commissioner of the State, Adekola Olawoye, after th verdicts, made it known that Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, is set to sign the death warrants, and that it rekindled their hope that they have finally gotten justice.
”Governor Rotimi Akeredolu would soon sign the death warrant of those who have been sentenced to death in the state. It was very imperative for the law to take its course, and that anybody who kills should also be killed.
“Life is not a property of anybody, nobody has the right to take the life of fellow men, except as allowed and permitted by the law.
“Even in advanced countries where they advocate the abolition of death penalty, they still kill people found guilty of murder.
“Like the judgment we just heard today, somebody killed his girlfriend and removed her body parts and buried her in his room.
“How do you expect us to abolish death sentence with that? This is the rule of law; no sentiment about it.
“When a case of this nature gets to the Supreme Court and it is confirmed that such a person should be killed, then the aspect of the governor, who has the constitutional right to confirm and sign the death sentence, will come into play.
“We have so many of them that have been convicted, but I want to assure you that my ministry will do things proactively to see that these convicts will be executed.” Olawoye said