My daughter’s death is her fate – Oluboyo
By Fatima Muraina & Sunmola Oloowokere
For the umpteenth time, the former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo has said that he bears no grudge over the death of her daughter with anybody as he described the sordid incident as the fate of her daughter.
Oluboyo stated this while reacting to the death sentence passed on Seidu Adeyemi in a telephone interview with The Hope yesterday in Akure.
His words:” I want to say that it seems there is hope in our judiciary, that is my immediate reaction, because I am not aware and did not follow the case”.
He said the judgement also showed that government took responsibility in the case believing that the girl was a citizen of the state.
Oluboyo noted that he had accepted fate since the incident occurred and had left everything to God believing that the girl was destined to die the way she died.
” I believe that, it is God that giveth and it is God that taketh, so whatever happens to human beings isdestined”, he stressed.
Oluboyo described the sentence passed on the Killer of his daughter as his own destiny too and prayed that God forgives everybody.
Meanwhile, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has called upon Ondo state government to start assenting to death penalties that had been passed on convicted persons during criminal trials.
Making this call was the Chairperson of FIDA, Bola-Joel Ogundadegbe in an interview with The Hope yesterday while she was reacting to the death sentence passed on the killer of Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of a former deputy governor of Ondo State,
It would be recalled that the Akure High court had on Wednesday sentenced Seidu Adeyemi, killer of Khadijat Oluboyo to death by hanging having found him guilty of killing his girl friend, Khadijat on July 2, 2018.
While delivering the judgement, the trial judge stated that though there was no direct evidence linking the convict to the murder, the circumstances surrounding the crime points to the guilt of the convict.
Ogundadegbe stated that they were happy with the development, describing it as a truthful and righteous judgement.
She urged the governor to assent to execution of death penalties as the way they are kept at the Abeokuta Maximum Prison Facility was unhealthy for the society as they could escape during prison breaks.
She expressed hope that the judgement will serve as a deterrence to others who might want to commit such a crime in the future.
She stated that the governor should borrow a leaf from the example of Adams Oshiomhole who assented to the execution of death penalties.
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