Home Breaking news Akwa Ibom: 23-year-old sentenced to death by hanging

Akwa Ibom: 23-year-old sentenced to death by hanging

Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, the state capital, on Friday has sentenced a man recognized as Menim Udoaya to death by hanging or by lethal injection for killing his kinsman, Ben Clement Ben, in Use Ikot Amama, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state.
The 23-year-old man has allegedly  killed Ben after a minor misconception in a village council meeting with his uncle, Friday Ekereke Udoaya.
Information was gathered that Menim used wood 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 caused his death, though Ini was not among those paraded.
The presiding judge, 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 government against Friday Ekereke Udoaya, Kini Jolly Udoaya, Menim Jolly Udoaya and Saviour Maurice Udom.
The four accused persons were standing trial on a seven-count charge of conspiracy to commit a felony, malicious damage to property, stealing, grievous harm, conspiracy to murder and murder.
In count 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 prison, while in count two, malicious damage to property, he sentenced them to two years in prison.
The judge concluded his judgement by saying that Menim Udoaya should die by hanging or by lethal injection Since he is guilty of the murder.