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Ekiti man, friend bag 6yrs jail term for stabbing ex-wife

By News Desk

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

The convicts were said to have bagged the six years separate jail terms for conniving to carry out the dastardly act on Samson’s ex-wife.

Delivering judgment on Monday, the 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 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 offence on November 19 in Ilawe-Ekiti.

Adegboye said that the convicts conspired, attacked and stabbed Alice. He said that 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 that Samson was the father of her five children. Alice said that 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 offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 516(A) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap C-16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

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