Tunmise Abraham was sentenced to death by hanging by an Ado-Ekiti High Court on Wednesday, March 23, for raping and killing his landlady, Bukola Olanrewaju.
When the incident occurred in 2019, Olanrewaju, a mother of three, was alone at home after her husband had gone to work, according to an eyewitness statement provided in court.
Abraham is accused of breaking into the woman’s room, threatening her with a cutlass, and then rapping her.
The statement went on to say:
“After the act, the tenant fled the house, but some of his belongings were found in the room, which suggested that he was responsible for the act.”