Saheed Arogundade has been sentenced to death by an Ikeja High Court. The NURTW chairman was found guilty in the killing of a policeman – Gbenga Oladipupo in 2010. The Judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade of Lagos High Court, pronounced that Arogundade be hanged. .
On hearing the sentence, Arogundade collapsed in the dock while his relatives wailed in the courtroom gallery. According to the prosecution led by Mrs C. Rotimi-Odutola, the convict committed the offences on April 10, 2010, at Gbara Junction, Aiyetoro, Ajegunle, Lagos.
“The deceased was on a commercial motorcycle to visit his mother, Mrs Mojisola Martins, in her home on Olayinka Street, Ajegunle, when they were ambushed and attacked by four men at Gbara Junction. “Oladipupo was held down by three men and the convict stabbed him multiple times before fleeing with his accomplices. “The deceased who was gravely injured, was taken to a hospital at Opaleye Junction in Ajegunle where he passed away,” the prosecutor said.
According to her, Oladipupo was murdered because he purportedly encouraged the use of commercial tricycles in Aiyetoro, causing loss of income for the NURTW unit.