Tuesday, 14 February 2017

26-year-old Man To Die By Hanging For Killing His Friend After Drinking 'Ogogoro'


A 26-year-old man, Samuel Anuoluwapo has been sentenced death by hanging for killing his friend during a drunken brawl. This judgment was passed to Samuel by Justice Raliatu Adebiyi sitting at the Lagos State High Court.

The crime was committed at Oke-Afa secondary school, Badagry, Lagos on the 20th May, 2012 when Samuel and the deceased John Omobere were engaged in a fight after both them were drunk for the consumption of locally made gin popularly known as 'Ogogoro'.

The state's counsel, Akin George, claimed, "The fight was allegedly instigated by a third friend who goes by the name 'Lampard' the convict was allegedly stabbed by the deceased with a broken bottle.

"After the convict was stabbed, he ran to his house to get a machete and inflicted deep cuts in his right arm.

" The deceased did not die at the scene but at his home, the autopsy established that he died of Hemorrhagic shock and severe lacerations on his right hand."

Samuel was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of killing his friend.

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