NIGERIA: MAN TO DIE BY HANGING FOR MURDER
January 25, 2019:
Lagos Igbosere High Court on 22 January 2019 sentenced a man, Ibrahim Tijani, to death by hanging, for killing his neighbour with a machete, during a quarrel over generator fumes. (Sources: thenationonlineng.net, 23/01/2019)
Justice Adedayo Akintoye held that the evidence provided by the prosecution, was compelling and credible for convicting Tijani.
Justice Akintoye held: “The court is satisfied that the defendant is guilty as charged.
“The defendant is to be hanged by the neck until death and may God have mercy on your soul.”
Tijani was arraigned on January 21, 2016.
Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Mr Adeniji Kazeem (SAN) said the defendant, who lived with the deceased in an uncompleted building at Okun in Ajah, committed the offence at about 2:20am on February 8, 2015.
He said Tijani, 34, slashed Bashorun Okanlawon, 57, in the left hand, leg and waist with a machete in the presence of Okanlawon’s son, Adeola.