Admin l Friday, October 14, 2022
LAGOS, Nigeria – A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos today sentenced a man, Vincent Edeh to 21 years imprisonment for stabbing a woman to death with a knife.
Edeh was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Justice Oyindamola Ogala sentenced Edeh to the prison term , following his guilty plea to charge of involuntary manslaughter. The court ruled that Edeh’s time at the correctional centre begins from July 6, 2020, the date since when he had been in detention.
State Prosecutor, Mrs Abike Oluwasanmi, had earlier told the court that Edeh committed the offence on July 6, 2020 at No.14, Nwobodo Eze St., Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos.
She said Edeh killed one Oghechi Umunnakwe by stabbing her with a knife following an unresolved argument. She said the offence contravened the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015
Oluwasanmi also told the court of a plea bargain application made by the defence, dated March 21, which proposed 21 years jail term for Edeh.
The defence counsel, Mrs Gloria Odimba, also confirmed the acceptance of the plea bargain on behalf of her client.