An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital, yesterday sentenced a 21-year-old domestic worker, David Idah, to death for killing his employer, Senior Magistrate Olufunmilayo Cecilia Timeyin (rtd).
Mrs. Timeyin was attacked in her home on Laderin Estate, Abeokuta, on March 28, last year, by Idah.
He was arrested by members of the neighbourhood watch while trying to flee the scene.
In April, he was arraigned at an Abeokuta Chief Magistrate’s Court for unlawful killing. The case was later transferred to the state High Court.
Idah was said to have worked for the late Mrs. Timeyin for some few months before being sacked.
He was caught at Okelewo while trying to sell handsets allegedly stolen from Mrs Timeyin.
It was gathered that Idah scaled the building’s fence and sneaked into the home of his former employer in the evening.
He waited for her to come out and open the gate for her son, Olamide.
When Olamide knocked the gate, the retired Magistrate came out but walked into the waiting Idah, who killed her immediately.
The alarm raised by Olamide, who had been waiting at the gate and the desperate cries for help, attracted some residents, who alerted the Ogun State Vigilance Service.
Yesterday, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi sentenced Idah, who hails from Benue State, to death by hanging.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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