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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Judge Gifts Man Life Imprisonment For Chopping Off Best Friend’s Head

A 42-year-old man, Ifeanyi Nnamoko has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos for killing his best friend, one Ifeanyi Anyanwu during a fight.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo convicted Nnamoko, a scavenger, on one count of murder. While delivering her judgement, Justice Taiwo said, “The prosecution has proved the case of death of a human being beyond reasonable doubt. I hereby find the defendant guilty of the murder of one Ifeanyi Anyanwu.

She said, “However, I have carefully considered the allocutus of the Defence counsel; bearing in mind the defendant’s age and also the plea to reduce the offence of the defendant to manslaughter. I hereby sentence the defendant to life imprisonment.

According to the Prosecuting officer, Mrs K. O. Saromi, the convict committed the offence on March 4, 2011 at about 8.30 am at Oregun, Alausa, Ikeja. Saromi said that the convict murdered Anyanwu, the deceased, by cutting off his head with a cutlass. The prosecutor said that both the convict and the deceased were scavengers working on the refuse dump site, Ojota.

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