NIGERIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FORM MURDERING FAMILY MEMBER
December 19, 2018:
A Plateau High Court sitting in Jos on 13 December 2018 sentenced 24-year-old man, Binfa Lamde, to death-by-hanging for hacking his stepmother to death. (Sources: dailyadvent.com, 13/12/2018)
Justice A.I. Ashoms handed down the sentence as he found Lamde guilty of killing his stepmother, Mrs. Kum Zwade.
Delivering judgment, Ashoms ruled that going by the findings of the court, Lamde mercilessly took the life of the deceased, Kum Zwade, in cold blood.
“This sentence is mandatory, as the law states that any person convicted of murder shall be punished with death by hanging,” Ashoms said.
The convict committed the crime on April 10, 2014, when he used a machete to hack his stepmother to death.