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The Ondo state high court has sentenced one Pastor Kolawole Samson to death by hanging for killing a boy at a village near Okeigbo area of the state.

The court sitting in Akure presided over by Justice Ademola Bola found the pastor guilty of inflicting injury on the deceased's head with a cutlass at a fish pond owned by the convict on March 2016, The Nation reports.

late Olaniyi was said to have gone to hunt for frogs alongside three others at a fish pond owned by Pastor Kolawole when the incident occurred.

The deceased later died to at a hospital where he was admitted.

Though the pastor pleaded not guilty to the offense, the court ruled that the evidence presented during the trial showed that he was guilty of the killing.

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  • Date: May 30