Osun 2007 bomb explosion: Court sentences prime suspect to death by hanging T

The prime suspect of the bomb explosion
that rocked
the premises of Osun State Secretariat,
Abeere on
June 14th 2007, Mr Richard Abayomi
Adesanmi, has
been sentenced to death by hanging by an
Osun state
high court that sat yesterday December
11th.
Justice Adeyinka Aderibigbe who presided
over the
case, convicted Adesanmi on all the six-count
charge,
including murder and conspiracy to effecting
unlawful purpose…
During its investigation, the police found that
the
vehicle that blew up belonged to Mr
Adesanmi and
some materials used in the making of
Improvised
Explosive Device (IED) was found in the trunk
of his
car.
On the day of the blast, Mr Adesanmi and
four others
had stationed his Peugeot 504 saloon car
with
registration number AL 850 NND, near the
Ministry
of Water Resources and Rural Development
and in
the course of coupling the bomb explosive,
the bomb
went off, killing one Taye who was in the car
with
them.
Two others in the vehicle fled the scene
during the
commotion that ensued. Mr Adesanmi who
lost an
eye during the explosion, was arrested near
the
scene of the explosion.
While handing down his judgement Justice
Aderibigbe said;
“the prosecution had proven their case
beyond
reasonable doubt. Richard Abayomi Adesanmi
is,
hereby, sentenced to death for murder by
hanging
till he gives up the ghost.”
On other five-count charge, the court
sentenced the
convict to 35 years imprisonment without an
option
of fine and the sentence would run
concurrently.

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