Man, friend jailed 6 years each for stabbing ex-wife

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ilawe-Ekiti, Ekiti State has sentenced a man, Emmanuel Samson to six years imprisonment for stabbing his former wife Alice.

Also sentenced to six years imprisonment is Samson’s friend, Lucky Obere.

Delivering judgment, Chief Magistrate Olufemi Ayedun, held that the Prosecution has proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

“On count one, they are sentenced to three years imprisonment each, on count two, they are equally sentenced to three years imprisonment each without the option of fine, the sentences are to run concurrently,” he held.

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

Earlier the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Morountonu Adegboye told the court that the convicts committed the offense on Nov.19 in Ilawe-Ekiti.

Adegboye said the convicts conspired, attacked, and stabbed Alice.

He said Alice, who is Samson’s former wife, suffered grievous hurt on the head, arm, and other parts of the body.

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

Alice said Obere, 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.

To prove his case, the prosecutor called three witnesses and tendered statements among others and exhibits.

The offense, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 516(A) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap C-16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

By Kalu Odinakachi

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