2 Persons Sentenced To Life In Prison For Pouring Acid On Couple

An Ile-Ife High Court in Osun State, on Monday sentenced two men to life in prison for acid attack on a couple.
The Prosecutors, Mrs Ajibola Alade, the Chief State Counsel and Mr A. O. Adeniji, the Acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Osun Ministry of Justice, told the court that the convict attacked the couple with acid on the face and the body.
The prosecutors said that the convict committed the offence on Dec 16, 2013 around 2 p.m. at Eleyele Street, Ile-Ife.
They added that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 320, 324 and 332 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The Defence Counsel, Mr Samuel Judge and Mr Victor Egede, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy.
They pleaded not guilty.
Ruling, Justice R. A. Siyanbola sentenced Kamil Folorunsho, 25 and Rilwan Abioye, 23, for pouring acid on Mr Ismaila and Mulikat Akinlabi.
Justice Siyanbola found them guilty of count-three of causing grievous harm.
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