An Akwa Ibom State Excessive court docket sitting in Etinan Native Authorities Space of the State has sentenced one Moses Abdon Edo, aged 37, to loss of life by hanging for killing his father, Abdon Peter Edo.
The Courtroom held that the convict, an indigene of Ikot Ukobo in Nsit Ubium LGA had confessed in his assertion that he single-handedly killed his father in broad daylight on twenty ninth July, 2015, in his home and buried him beside his son’s grave.
The Justice in a one hour judgement mentioned the convict, who’s the primary son of the deceased, additionally confessed that he pursued his father to the yard of his previous constructing and hit his head on the wall the place he died on the spot over landed property.
The Courtroom held that when a confessional assertion is constructive, direct and unequivocal of reality, it’s enough to safe conviction of the accused even with out the proof being collaborated.
The Choose mentioned in a cost of homicide, what the prosecution should show past affordable doubt, are the elements of the offence that the deceased died and that the loss of life was brought on by the act of the accused with an intention to kill or trigger him grievous bodily hurt.
The Courtroom held that by smashing the pinnacle of his father on the wall, the convict had supposed to kill him.
The Choose discovered Moses Edo, an okada rider, responsible of homicide and ordered that he must be hanged or deadly substance injected inside him till he’s useless.
The case, which was prosecuted by the State Ministry of Justice and defended by the Authorized Support Council of Nigeria, has laid to relaxation, the eight years of prosecution of the matter on the trial Courtroom.
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