A Plateau State Excessive Court docket sitting in Jos has sentenced a 24-year-old man, recognized as Binfa Lamde, to demise by hanging for killing his stepmother.
The Chief Choose, Justice A. I. Ashoms, who handed down the judgment, declared that the prosecution had proved past cheap doubt that Lamde killed the girl, NAN studies.
He stated, “Going by the information earlier than this court docket, you, Binfa Lamde, mercilessly took the lifetime of your stepmother, Mrs. Kum Zwade, in chilly blood.
“This sentence is necessary; the regulation states that any individual convicted of homicide shall be punished with demise by hanging.
“The sentence of this court docket upon you is that you can be hanged till you might be useless,’’ Ashoms declared.
Lamde was stated to have dedicated the crime on April 10, 2014, when he used a machete to hack his stepmother to demise.
Lamde, a resident of Ngwak village, Langtang North, in his confessional assertion to the Police, stated that he was at house on the stated date when he heard his step sister, one Chakwai Zamde, screaming in her room.
“I ran to her and he or she informed me she was not feeling fantastic. We took her to the hospital, however after a number of checks, we have been informed that nothing was medically fallacious together with her.
“We later took her to a local physician, however her well being situation saved deteriorating. My stepmother later confessed that she had `tied’ the sick woman via witchcraft.
“We requested her to `untie’ the woman, however she refused. My son was equally sick at the moment and I felt she was additionally accountable. So, when my step sister died, I obtained very indignant.
“I went into her (late stepmother)’s room, whereas she was sleeping, and used a machete to stab her throughout her head and he or she died immediately,’’ the Police quoted Lamde as saying within the assertion.
Counsel to the convict, Mr David Adudu, whereas talking with newsmen after the judgment, stated that the capital punishment handed down on the convict was proper as he was discovered responsible of the crime.
Adudu, nevertheless, stated that he would examine the judgement and attraction the demise penalty.