Murder: Ekiti man, friend jailed 6 years each for stabbing ex-wife to death 1
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Murder: Ekiti man, friend jailed 6 years each for stabbing ex-wife to death

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An Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced Emmanuel Samson and his friend and accomplice, Lucky Obere, to six years imprisonment each for stabbing his former wife.

Delivering judgment, Chief Magistrate Olufemi Ayedun, held that “On count one, they are sentenced to three years imprisonment each, on count two, they are equally sentenced to three years imprisonment each without option of fine, the sentences are to run concurrently.”

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The convicts, whose addresses were not provided, are charged with conspiracy and assault occasioning harm.

Earlier the Prosecution Counsel, Morountonu Adegboye, told the court that the convicts committed the offence on November 19 in Ilawe-Ekiti.

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Mr Adegboye said the convicts conspired, attacked and stabbed Alice, who is Samson’s former wife, inflicting grievous hurt on her head, arm and other parts of the body.

In her testimony before the court, Ms Alice said, Mr Samson was the father of her five children.

She said his friend and accomplice, Obere, had on the day of the attack, caught up with the tricycle she was in on her way to visit her mother on the Igbara-Odo Ekiti Road.

“My husband emerged from the bush and started beating. He stabbed me with a knife on the head, arm and other parts of the body, in the presence of Obere,’’ she said.

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To prove his case, the prosecutor called three witnesses and tendered statements among others and exhibits, stating that the offense contravened the provisions of sections 516(A) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap C-16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

(NAN)

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