Man sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for killing, roasting final year student

Justice Minta Abimbola of the Oyo State High Court, last Thursday, convicted one Akinwunmi Adisa to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour for the murder and roasting of one Anwal Bala Shanono, a 500-level student of Ahmadu Bello University.

Man bags 25 years for killing, roasting final year medical student

The Court, however, freed three others charged alongside the convict for want of evidence.

Adisa, three others and others at large, were alleged to have committed the crime at the Total Filling Station, Oyo Road on June 4, 2011, during a fracas between two rival factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.

According to court records, the accused persons killed and roasted the body of Shanono, who was caught in the crossfire of the mayhem that took place at about 9:30 pm on the fateful day.

Justice Minta Abimbola, who is also the Chief Judge of Oyo State, noted that while Adisa was actually involved in the nefarious act and instigated others to snuff the life out of the victim, the three others, Olumide Oladejo, Sadie Adedokun and Tajudeen Arowotosuna, had indisputable alibis and hence, regained their freedom.

I do not have substantial reason to convict the second, third, and fourth accused persons. They are discharged and acquitted. Akinwunmi Adisa is hereby sentenced to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour.”



  1. This is rubbish, crime can never stop like this. We need law that must kill whoever murder another person. Look at Saudi Arabia, check youtube, a prince murder an ordinary citizen. He was killed to serve as deterrent for others. He was publicly executed. Come to Saudi and enjoy security of life and property. The devil that was disown in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has found its way into our nation. I know many people will be biased but we must speak the truth. Nigeria may not overcome her problem with law that is distant from God.

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