A nightmare come to live of great proportion; and he must be wishing now that God never made him in the first place or that he never lived to see that day when everything he lived and worked for unraveled before his eyes and within a splitting moment, forcing some tears of "Had I known" out of his eyes as the judge read his charges in the court room. Icheoku believes that Pharmacist Olufemi Oladapo Ademoye was not crying because he is afraid of hanging or being giving the lethal injection or to attract sympathy or subtly ask to be sent home a freeman, no, Mr. Ademoye most likely was shedding, “the whys" tears?
Could he have taken a walk and never looked back, you bet. Could he have divorced the adulterous wife, what a good option on hindsight. Could he have adopted the child as he had done involuntarily all these eighteen years, what an excellent alternative? Could he have even committed suicide, after-all he is a pharmacist with access to some lethal cocktails, what a preferred option juxtaposed to what he is currently facing now? Execute him for what he did without his senses, Icheoku does not think it is a good option since there was no malice aforethought to warrant such excessive vengeful eye-for-an-eye punishment? Luckily enough he is charged with second degree murder which does not carry a death sentence. Send him away for good of his natural life, and then his “son” would have lost both his parents with no one to be there for him and see him take a wife in marriage. But should he just walk away a free man from killing his wife, no, as that will be belittling the value of human life; so he should be punished for letting his rage get the better part of him resulting in the loss of a life - that of his wife and mother of his "son." Like Portia said in William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, just a pound of flesh and no blood:- just enough but no more which in this case will be a measured and proportionate reasonable jail term. With no priors or any incident or history of domestic violence, his lawyer, Fehintola Oguntebi also of
Olufemi Oladapo Ademoye, 52, a pharmacist, restaurateur and Nigerian, living in