Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced a 23-year-old man, Odeh Gabriel, to 7 years imprisonment for setting farms on fire.
Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, while delivering his judgment on Tuesday, said the “circumstantial evidence before the court had fixed the defendant to the scene of the crime.”
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Justice Ogunmoye said, “I hold that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt against the defendant. He is accordingly found guilty as charged.”
“He is sentenced to seven years imprisonment each with an option of N15,000 fine in all the five-count charges, to be run concurrently”.
According to the charge, Odeh Gabriel committed the offence on February 25, 2019, at Ode-Omu farm, in Erio Ekiti when he set fire on cocoa , banana and other vegetables farms.
The prosecutor, D.O Oyewole, said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section
445 (a) & (c) of the criminal code Law, Cap.C16, Laws of Ekiti State, Nigeria 2012.