An Ekiti state High court sitting in Ado Ekiti on Monday discharged and acquitted seven persons accused of killing former driver union leader, Omolafe Aderiye
Justice Lekan Ogunmoye of the high court held that the evidence of the prosecution to prove the two count-charge of conspiracy and murder against the defendants was weak and superficial.
He ruled that the accused persons succeeded in convincing the court
that they were not at the scene of the crime which the prosecution
failed to rebut.
According to him, the prosecution failed to prove the count of
conspiracy to kill the late Aderiye and the count of murder against
all the seven defendants.