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33 year old sales boy jailed for life for attempted murder of pure water business ‘Oga’

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Danjuma James, Sokoto

A Sokoto High Court presided over by Justice Malami Umar Dogon-daji has sentenced 33 years old Pure Water sales boy Abegnego Robinson to life imprisonment for attempting to kill his boss.

The convict was charged with culpable homicide punishable with death contrary to section 229 of the Penal Code law of the federation.

Reviewing the case in his judgement Thursday, Justice Malami Umar said there was collaborative evidences of the prosecution witnesses and the accused’s testimony in the case which made the convict guilty as charged.

He said the prosecution had adduced enough evidences to the effect that the convict went to his boss’ house in the night, attacked, stabbed him on the stomach with a knife and beat him with a rod and hammer.

The victim, Mathew Osakwe, had told the court that although he tried to respond to his assailant’s attack, he soon realized he had been stabbed and was bleeding before he was rescued and rushed to the hospital.

In his testimony, the convict had told the court that the spirit asked him to kill his ‘Oga.’

“Nobody ask me to go and kill my Oga but the spirit asked me to do so,” Abegnego stated in his confessional statement read before the court.

According to the statement, the convict gained access to the boss’ house at Tamaje area Sokoto by climbing the fence on the fateful day, December 5, 2016 armed with the knife and big rod he had earlier borrowed from a friend for the kill.

Delivering judgement, the Judge declined the plea for leniency by the defence counsel saying the convict does not deserve leniency as he was dangerous to the society and therefore sentenced him to a maximum life imprisonment

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