Two Employees Sentence To Death For Killing Their Employer and Daughter

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, has sentenced two employees, Ayuba Idris and Tasur Abubakar, to death by hanging for the killing of their boss, Kwaku Richard Kwakye and his daughter, Ms Tope Kwakye.

Idris and Abubakar were found guilty for armed robbery and murder.

The victims were killed and the corpses were dumped under the staircase while the suspects fled to Sokoto and Kano States.

Their decomposing bodies were found after 16 days.

The suspects who spoke to journalists after they were arrested claimed they took tramadol and Indian hemp on the night they committed the murder.

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They said they used cables to strangle their victims to death.

In his ruling, Justice Williams Olamide discharged and acquitted the convicts on both count one and two.

Justice Olamide found the convicts guilty of the offense of conspiracy and sentenced them to seven years imprisonment.

He also found them guilty of Counts four and five and sentenced them to death by hanging by the neck until they are dead.

Tope was due to be mobilised for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in July 2019 before she was killed.




Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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