Man sentenced to 10yrs in prison for stabbing brother to death
A 28-year old man, Collins Abakwe, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an Ikeja High Court for stabbing his brother to death.
Collins committed the crime during an argument over a girl.
The convict, who was first arraigned on the charge of murder in 2013, was sentenced by Justice Raliat Adebiyi, after finding him guilty of involuntary murder.
“The court is satisfied with the jail term agreed upon by the prosecution and defence counsels. The defendant is hereby sentenced to 10 years imprisonment,” Adebiyi said.
Before handing down the sentence, Adebiyi enquired from Collins whether he understood the meaning of the agreement he had entered into.
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Collins, replying in the affirmative, told the court that he had signed the agreement himself.
Stated prosecutor, Mrs O. A. Olugasa, the lead state prosecutor, informed the court that the convict committed the offence on Valentine’s Day in 2013 at No. 54, Adeyanju St., Amukoko, Lagos.
“Collins stabbed his younger brother, Chibuike to death with a broken bottle during an argument.
“The siblings were arguing over a friend’s girlfriend, who was trying to pass the night in their home.
“The misunderstanding became very violent and Collins ended up stabbing his younger brother, resulting in his death,” she said.
Olugasa also asked the court to order the family of the convict to admit him in a rehabilitation centre.
“This is to enable him undergo proper counseling when he finishes his prison term,” she said.
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