A 28-year-old man, Collins Abakwe, has been arraigned earlier than an Ikeja Excessive Court for stabbing his youthful brother, Chibuike Abakwe, to death throughout an argument over a woman.
The lead prosecutor within the state, Mrs O. A. Olugasa, informed the court that Collins and Chibuike on Valentine’s day February 14th 2013, obtained into a heated argument at their dwelling on Adeyanju road, Amukoko after a pal’s girlfriend wished to move the night time of their home.
“Collins stabbed his youthful brother, Chibuike, to death with a damaged bottle throughout an argument. The siblings have been arguing over a pal’s girlfriend who was attempting to move the night time of their dwelling. The misunderstanding turned very violent and Collins ended up stabbing his youthful brother, leading to his death,” she mentioned.
Olugasa mentioned the offence contravened sections 221 and 227 of the Legal Legislation of Lagos, 2011.
The preliminary cost of homicide in opposition to Collins was transformed to manslaughter following a plea discount settlement the convict had with the state judiciary in 2013 when he was first arraigned. Following the plea discount settlement, Collins was re-arraigned yesterday Wednesday October third however he pleaded not responsible to an amended cost of manslaughter.
“The court is glad with the jail time period agreed upon by the prosecution and defence counsel. The defendant is hereby sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment,” Adebiyi mentioned.
Earlier than handing down the sentence, Adebiyi enquired from the convict whether or not he understood the which means of the settlement he had entered into.
The convict, replying within the affirmative, informed the court that he signed the settlement himself.