Thursday, November 01, 2012

Electrician sentenced to death for murder

An electrician, Abdulkadiri Issa, was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court in Ikeja for the murder of Mrs. Catherine Kate-Amadi in Ebute-Meta, Lagos in October 2006.

According to The Punch, 31-year-old Issa was found guilty of stabbing Kate-Amadi to death with a kitchen knife in her residence, where he had been invited to repair electrical faults.

Issa was said to have locked himself up with the corpse of the deceased in the house where policemen said they found him hiding in the toilet.

Justice Iyabo Kasali, relying on circumstantial evidence adduced by the prosecution, said Issa was guilty of the murder.

She said, “There are contradictions in the evidence of the defendant along with Exhibit P4 which is the statement of the defendant.

“The evidence of PW1, PW2 and PW3 is credible, irresistible and I find that the defendant killed the deceased.

“The prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. The defendant is hereby sentenced to death by hanging.”

The defence counsel, Mr. Yemi Omodele, had urged the court to discharge and acquit his client, on the basis that the case of the prosecution, led by A.O Bajulaye, was only based on suspicion. 

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