An Ogun State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Abeokuta on Tuesday sentenced a 39-year-old labourer, Mohammed Ibrahim, to loss of life by hanging.
Ibrahim is to die by hanging over the homicide of a two-year-old child, and offense he dedicated in 2014.
The convict was additionally discovered responsible by Justice Ayokunle Rotimi-Balogun, for attempting to kill one Mrs. Rabi Yakubu, and accordingly sentenced him to life imprisonment.
The convict was tried and convicted on two-count cost of homicide and tried homicide.
The decide had held that the prosecution proved the cost of homicide past all cheap doubts.
In response to her, the convict was discovered responsible of the 2 prices, which, it was stated, contravened Sections 320, 316(1) and 319(1) of the Felony Code, Legal guidelines of Ogun, 2006.
The prosecuting counsel, Mrs. Oluwabunmi Akinola, had argued earlier than the court docket that Ibrahim dedicated the offence on April 12, 2014 at Ofada city, Obafemi-Owode Native Authorities Space of Ogun.
Akinola stated the defendant had trailed Mrs. Yakubu, who had her two-year-old son strapped to her again, as she entered a bush to ease herself.
Entering into the bush, the lady reportedly dropped her child on the bottom to ease herself, when Ibrahim attacked her with a knife, trying to chop off her head.
The lady, who struggled with Ibrahim, escaped to name for assist with out carrying her son.
“When Ibrahim realised he didn’t achieve reducing off her head which he wanted on the market, he then reduce off the complainant’s son’s head,” the prosecutor stated.
Akinola talked about that the defendant confessed that his intention was to chop off the lady’s head.
It was stated that the convict had negotiated with a lady at Ibadan in Ibode market, who agreed to pay him N120,000 for a human head.
Sadly, the stated potential purchaser was stated to have refused to pay the quantity as promised. So, he collected the top again and went to bury it,” she stated.