Sodiq (left) and the Late Sylvester (right)
Sodiq Adeojo, son of popular Ibadan-based politician, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, has been sentenced to jail. He was given a life sentence with a minimum of 30 years for the murder of Sylvester Akapalara. Sylvester was a promising 17-year-old athlete.
Sodiq, 20, was tried along with two of his brothers, aged 18 and 16; but while his brothers were cleared in the murder case, Sodiq wasn’t so lucky. Sodiq and his 2 brothers belong to the notorious GAS Gang of Brixton.
Sylvester was found dying in the stairwell of the Pelican Estate in Peckham, South East London, in December 2010. He had been chased by Sodiq’s gang brandishing knives and a gun before being shot in the neck and chest.
Well, what can I say? Kudos to the British legal system!!!!!