Four persons have been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti for murder.
The convicts are: Sunday Aernana, Jonathan Elijah, Sule Obasanjo, and Moses Iorna.
Justice Adekunle Adeleye who presided over the Court sentenced the defendants to death by hanging for the murder of Chief Sola Fatunla of Ikole Ekiti.
The court also sentenced the accused persons to life imprisonment for the attempted murder of one Tadeni Adebo.
Sunday Aernana, who is one of the convicts was said to have falsely accused the deceased, late chief Fatunla, of having an illicit affair with his wife.
Aernana was said to have tricked the deceased and his supposed wife to a farm settlement at Iyemero Ekiti on April 5, 2020 under the pretence that he wanted them to help him beg one lbira man who was disturbing him at the place he was doing his charcoal business.
The three other convicts were said to have descended on the two of them and beat them to a pulp on getting to the place, tying them to different trees with a distance of 300 metres apart.
They also broke a bottle on the head of the deceased and set him ablaze after pouring petrol on him.
Tadeni was said to have escaped death by the whiskers from where she was tied to a tree.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Julius Ajibare, called six witnesses to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt.