Murderer of human rights lawyer sentenced to death by hanging


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Seun Oladapo, who murdered a human rights lawyer and social commentator, Kunle Fadipe, was on Friday sentenced to death by hanging. 

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Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Ikeja High Court found Oladapo guilty in all the five counts bordering on murder, armed robbery, assault, possession of dangerous weapons. 

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The sad incident happened on the 3rd of July 2014, when the deceased came back from work around 10pm at his Harmony Estate Duplex, Fagba. 

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There was power outage on the faithful day, and the deceased who noticed that power had been restored, instructed his son, Folatunmise to go and put off the generator. 

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When the teenager went to the generator house and made to put off the generator, he was accosted by Oladapo who stabbed him and pursued him into the house.

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The deceased came out alongside his wife and sister-in law to see what the commotion was all about. The deceased tried to pacify Oladapo who requested for N500,000 and other electronic gadgets. 

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The deceased presented some money but Oladapo refused saying that the amount was too small. He reportedly boasted that someone would die that night, while the deceased continued trying to pacify him. 

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In the process, the convict grabbed Folatunmise; and as the deceased was trying to rescue his son, Oladapo stabbed him in the neck and and back, and made to flee the scene. 

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He was chased by other members of the family, and during the scuffle, the deceased’s mother in-law was also stabbed in the chest. The mother-in-law, Madam Cecilia Owolabi, also died two weeks later.

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