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Akwa Ibom: Court sentences 23-year-old man to death for killing kinsman

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Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, the state capital, on Friday sentenced one Menim Udoaya to death by hanging or by deadly injection for killing his kinsman, Ben Clement Ben, in Use Ikot Amama, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state.

Menim, 23, was stated to have killed Ben after a minor misunderstanding in a village council assembly along with his uncle, Friday Ekereke Udoaya.

It was gathered that Menim used wooden to hit the deceased on January 4, 2018 at Use Ikot Amama Junction alongside one Ini Friday Udoaya who used machete on the deceased that led to his death, although Ini was not amongst these paraded.

The presiding choose, Justice Bassey Nkanang, held, “the third accused person, Menim Jolly Udoaya, who is said to have used a piece of wood on the deceased, is also linked as a participant in the unholy display of youthful exuberance that cut short the life of the deceased.”

The case was between the state authorities in opposition to Friday Ekereke Udoaya, Kini Jolly Udoaya, Menim Jolly Udoaya and Saviour Maurice Udom.

The 4 accused individuals have been standing trial on a seven-count cost of conspiracy to commit a felony, malicious harm to property, stealing, grievous hurt, conspiracy to homicide and homicide.

In rely one, conspiracy to commit a felony, Justice Bassey Nkanang sentenced Menim Jolly Udoaya and his brothers, Friday Ekereke Udoaya and Kini Jolly Udoaya to two years in jail, whereas in rely two, malicious harm to property, he sentenced them to two years in jail.

Nkanang in his judgement stated Menim Udoaya ought to die by hanging or by deadly injection having been discovered responsible of homicide.

Akwa Ibom: Court sentences 23-year-old man to death for killing kinsman

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