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 dane gun and shot the deceased. Esan’s corpse was later found in a deep pit along the Awo-Ekiti Road.”

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.

from Green News https://greennewsng.com/71-year-old-man-jailed-for-killing-ekiti-dweller/