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Court Sentences Three To Death For Kidnapping Oniba Of Iba

Three men have been sentenced to death for kidnapping the Oniba of Iba community, Oba Yishua Oseni.Court

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Special Offences Court sentenced the men who kidnapped Oniba of Iba, Duba Furejo, alias General Cuba; Reuben Anthony, and Yerin Fresh, on Wednesday.

They were found guilty of the seven counts bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping brought against them by the state government.

They kidnapped the monarch at his palace on July 16, 2016, killing two of his guards.

The judge sentenced them to 10 years imprisonment each for conspiracy and sentenced them to death for causing the death of the monarch’s guards, Sunday Okanlawon and Joseph Okeke.

She also sentenced them to life imprisonment each for the attempted murder of Olori Abosede Goriola.

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