An Ogun State High Court sitting at Isabo, Abeokuta on Wednesday sentenced a 26-year-old house help, David Uche, to death for killing a retired senior magistrate, Mrs Olufunmilayo Timeyin.
In his judgment, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi ordered that the convict, who worked as a domestic staff of the late senior magistrate, be killed by hanging.
The retired chief magistrate was slaughtered by her house help in her residence in Laderin Estate in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state on March 28, 2014
Uche was accused of scaling the fence of the late Timeyin’s bungalow, deactivating the security system and then hacking the retired magistrate to death.
He had been employed in January 2014 and sent packing two weeks later for allegedly stealing his boss’ valuables, including phones and jewelries.