Head of Nigeria road safety sentenced to death for killing a police officer.
Saheed Arogundade is the head of National Union of road Transport of Boundary/Aiyetoro unit, Lagos State.
Court evidences shows that he was involved in the killing of a 32 years old policeman Gbenga Oladipupo.
“ Oladipupo was murdered because he purportedly encouraged the use of commercial tricycles in Aiyetoro, causing loss of income for the NURTW unit “
“The deceased was on a commercial motorcycle to visit his mother, Mrs. Mojisola Martins, in her home on Olayinka Street, Ajegunle, when they were ambushed and attacked by four men at Gbara Junction.
“Oladipupo was held down by three men and the convict stabbed him multiple times before fleeing with his accomplices.
“The deceased who was gravely injured, was taken to a hospital at Opaleye Junction in Ajegunle where he passed away,” the prosecutor
The judge sentenced Saheed to death by hanging, but he discharged charges against 5 other people who were on trail with Saheed.
“The prosecution has been able to prove beyond reasonable doubt, the ingredients of conspiracy to commit murder and murder against the first defendant (convict).
“I therefore pronounce the first defendant guilty as charged on the counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
“I hereby pronounce the sentence of the court upon you Saheed Arogundade – that you be hanged from the neck until you are dead. May God have mercy upon your soul,” Justice Olabisi Akinlade