NIGERIA: POPULAR TRADITIONAL WRESTLER TO DIE BY HANGING AFTER POUNDING WIFE TO DEATH
September 13, 2022:
A high court sitting in Adamawa state on 16 August 2022 convicted and sentenced popular traditional wrestler, Thankyou Grim, to death by hanging for using pestle to kill his wife in 2018 in Adamawa State. (Source: Blueprint, 18/08/2022)
Grim, who hails from Sili village in the Guyuk Local Government Area of the State, admitted hitting his wife, Kwalla Grim, repeatedly with a pestle until she died for demanding divorce.
The Adamawa State Chief Judge, Justice Nathan Musa, sentenced the famous wrestler to death after he was tried and found guilty of killing his wife.
He was convicted on a one-count charge of culpable homicide punishable with death contrary to section 192(b) of the Adamawa State Penal Code Law 2018.
While delivering his verdict on 16 August, Justice Musa held that the prosecution had proved with cogent evidence that the convict actually killed the deceased.
He was said to have fled the scene immediately, but later reported himself to the police after three days.