- A 33-year-old man, Abiodun Allen, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his immediate younger brother, Wale, with a broken bottle.
Abiodun committed the offence at 11p.m. on Feb. 20th 2013 at Imudo Village, Oto Awori, Lagos following years of toxic sibling rivalry between himself and his brother, Wale. Abiodun, who was first arraigned on Oct. 6, 2015, was said to have stabbed the deceased in the throat and stomach. During th period of his arraignment, Abidoun was said to have acted as though he was mentally unstable.
However, the judge did not buy into his act as she believed he was only acting a script so she could temper justice with mercy. Delivering judgement in the case today, Justice Adebiyi noted that Section 221 gives a mandatory death sentence and does not give the court discretionary powers while meting out the sentence. “Abiodun Allen having been found guilty of murder is hereby sentenced to death. May God the giver of life, have mercy on your soul,” she said.
Upon hearing the sentence, Abiodun remained expressionless as he left the dock to be led away by prison officials.