A Lagos State High Court presided over by Justice Raliat Adebiyi, has sentenced a man, Anuoluwapo Samuel, to death for murder.
The convict had been accused of killing one John Omobere at Oke-Afa Secondary School, Badagry, on May 2, 2012, after the two men were involved in a fight.
Samuel was said to have cut Omobere with a machete on his right arm after the deceased stabbed him with a broken bottle.
Delivering judgment on Monday, Justice Adebiyi said the evidence before the court showed that although Samuel did not set out to kill Omobere, he was aware that the machete wound he inflicted on the victim would cause grievous bodily harm.
According to Punch, the judge added that the wicked intent of the convict was established from the fact that he rushed home to get the machete with which he “inflicted maximum injury on Omobere.”
The convict’s lawyer, Miss Y.A. Ajayi, begged the judge to temper justice with mercy.
Justice Adebiyi, however, sentenced Samuel to death. “The convict is sentenced to death in accordance with Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. May the Lord have mercy on your soul,” Justice Adebiyi held