Two security guards sentenced to death for killing employer and his daughter in Ondo

Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has sentenced two security guards, Ayuba Idris and Tasur Abubakar, to death for killing their 71-year-old Ghanaian boss, Kwaku Richard Kwakye and his daughter, Ms Tope Kwakye,27. 


The gruesome murder of father and daughter occurred at Ojomo Akintan Estate, Olu FoaM IIesha/Owo expressway, Akure in 2019.



The convicts worked as security guards at the estate, while the deceased was a driver to a 92-year-old industrialist in Ondo, High Chief Ojomo Akintan. 



Chief Akintan gave out of one the flats in the Estate to Kwakye as a gift for his stewardship and forthrightness. 



In a bid to secure the property, Kwakye, engaged the services of the guards who ended up killing him and his daughter.

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

Idris and Abubakar were sentenced to death by hanging after they 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.



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.

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