A Court of Appeal, sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Friday affirmed the judgment of an Ekiti State High Court, which had sentenced one Dipo Dada to life imprisonment.
Dada was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Idowu Ogunmoye of the state High Court on August 21, 2016.
The convict committed the crime for which he was sentenced at Igede-Ekiti, in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
Dissatisfied with the judgment of the high court, the convict approached the appellate court, seeking to upturn the decision of the trial court.
The Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, from the Ministry of Justice, Mr Julius Ajibare, who led the prosecution team, argued that the case lacked merit.
The judge, Justice Obi Elechiu, however, affirmed the judgment of the trial court.
Justice Obi said, “Having listened to the arguments from both the prosecution and the defence counsel, the court of appeal upholds the judgment of the lower court and dismisses the convict’s appeal for lack of merit.”