A 43-year-old man, Adebisi Akinrinmola, who allegedly killed his ex-wife’s husband, Ashimiyu Ademola, last week at Ajebo village, Ijebu-Igbo area of Ogun State, has begged that he should not be sentenced to death, saying the devil made him do it.
Akinrinmola disclosed this when Ogun State Police Command paraded no fewer than 43 suspected kidnappers, murderers and robbers arrested between January and February this year. Akinrinmola, a cocoa farmer, who hails from Ode-Oka in Ondo State, told journalists that he was married to his former wife for nine years, but that the union produced no child, explaining that he killed her husband “because he chased me with cutlass when we were quarrelling and I have to defend myself.”
His words: “When we were quarrelling, he squeezed my cloth at my neck and I managed to escape from him. He now started chasing me with a cutlass. I ran inside my house, took a gun and shot him. It is the work of the devil. “The government should have mercy on me by not sentencing me to death, but send me to jail.”