Late Oba Of Lagos’ son sentenced to death for murder
Prince Adewale Oyekan, son of late Oba of Lagos, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, was on Monday sentenced to death by an Ikeja High Court over the murder of a 62-year-old businesswoman, Alhaja Sikirat Ekun. The trial began on April 14, 2015. Oyekan was sentenced alongside a domestic staff, Lateef Balogun.
According to reports,The duo had been in custody for
The prosecution stated that the deceased was a restauranteur who knew Oyekan due to her friendship with his late mother. To render assistance to the prince, Ekun employed him as the manager of her restaurant. “Balogun the second defendant was a former domestic staff of Ekun who was employed by her to take care of her elderly father. His employment was however terminated following a dispute with Ekun. The convicts conspired, killed the deceased and threw her corpse in a well within the premises of her home and took over her businesses and properties including her bus which was sold for N170,000. When any enquiry was made by family and friends about her whereabouts, Oyekan informed them that she had travelled to Abuja for the Ileya (Id el Kabir) festival. He passed this information by sending a text message from Ekun’s mobile phone. Following panic and worry from members of Ekun’s family and after an extensive search, her corpse was found two months later in December 2012 by well diggers and firefighters. The convicts had placed a generator, a gas cylinder and other household items on the corpse to conceal it in the 1,000 feet well,” he said.