A 71-year-old retired Colonel, Richard Oguboyo, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the killing of one Felix Esan in Ekiti State.
The convict, who was the head of a vigilante group in Iyin Ekiti, was said to have committed the offence on December 15, 2016, in the community but he was sentenced on Tuesday, by a High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State.
Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, in his judgement, said the charge of murder against the convict could not be substantiated, but a case of manslaughter was established
“Considering his age and the discretion of the court, he is hereby sentenced to 25 years imprisonment without an option of fine,” Ogunmoye ruled
The police prosecutor identified as Seyi Akomolafe:
“Ogunboyo sighted Esan and confronted him for being rude and disrespectful because he refused to stand up while a search of the compound was being conducted
Furiously, he brought out his
In the course of the case, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ekiti State, Gbemiga Adaramola, called 7 witnesses, including a medical doctor who carried out a post-mortem examination on the deceased.