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Three sentenced to death for kidnapping Lagos monarch


Three young men who kidnapped a Lagos monarch, Oba Yushau Goriola Oseni, the Oniba of Iba, have been sentenced to death on Wednesday.

The condemned men: Duba Furejo alias General Cuba, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh are to die by hanging for their Crimes.

The defendants were charged for the offences of conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping contrary to sections 223, 230, 233, 271 (3), 297 (2)and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The convicts are, Duba Furejo, alias General Cuba, (who is now paralyzed), Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh.

The defendants, who allegedly carried out the crime on July 16, 2016 at the palace of the monarch, were said to have murdered a security detail attached to the palace, Sunday Eniola Okanlawon, and a commercial motorcycle rider, Joseph Okeke.

The court was on wednesday presided by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo. Delivering her judgment, Justice Taiwo said that the stiff sentences should serve as deterrent to others.


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