NIGERIA: WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING NEIGHBOUR DURING FIGHT IN AJEGUNLE
May 22, 2019: An Ikeja high court on 7 May 2019 sentenced a 36-year-old woman, Stella Gilbert, to death for stabbing her neighbour, Mrs Stella Godwin, to death during a fight at their residence in Ajegunle, Lagos.
The fight was caused by an argument over who should be using the bench belonging to their former neighbour. Justice Raliatu Adebiyi sentenced Gilbert after dismissing her claim of self defence.
The convict stabbed the deceased on the chest and arm with a knife during a fight. NAN reports that murder contravenes Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011 and is punishable with death by hanging. (Sources: dailytrust.com.ng, 07/05/2019)