A 21-year-old man, Harisu Abdullahi, was on Thursday sentenced to death by hanging by a Jos High Court for committing homicide.
Delivering judgment, Justice Mohammed Surajo, said Abdullahi should die by hanging, pointing out that, “By the evidences before this court, you, Harisu Abdullahi, of Rikkos Quarters in Jos-North local government area, is hereby found guilty of the offence as charged.
“I hereby sentence you to death by hanging, having committed culpable homicide on April 14, 2012, when you stabbed Abubakar Danlami in the chest”, he declared.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Justine Manomi, from the Plateau state Ministry of Justice, had told the court that Abdullahi and Danlami were in love with a girl, Suwaiba Yusuf.
He said that on April 14, 2012, when Abdullahi and Danlami met in the house of the girl, there was misunderstanding, in which Abdullahi stabbed Danlami in the chest.
Manomi told the court that Danlami died shortly after he was stabbed and had since been buried as ordered by the court.
He said by that act, Abdullahi had committed culpable homicide, punishable under Section 221 of the Penal Code.
A Policeman, Mathew Egheghe, attached to the Bayelsa state Police Command is to die by hanging for killing a 20-year-old man, Victor Emmanuel.
Egheghe shot Emmanuel at a checkpoint on Sani Abacha Expressway, Yenagoa on October 16, 2013.
After a protracted legal battle spear-headed by the mother of the deceased, Grace and human rights activists, a Bayelsa High Court in Nembe found Egheghe guilty of murder.
The court, presided over by Justice Lucky Boufili, however, discharged and acquitted two other men who were also charged